Tomato and Spinach Saute

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Good food does not need to be complicated. Tomato Spinach Saute is an easy recipe with healthy dividends. This vegetarian recipe is ready in 15 minutes. Serve over pasta, with eggs or baked fish.

  • Author: Judy Barbe
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 15 mins
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 2 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: stove
  • Cuisine: American


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 garlic clove, peeled, smashed
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/8 teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 cup grape tomato, halved lengthwise
  • 4 cups fresh spinach
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  • Wash your hands.
  • Smash the garlic clove (allow to rest 10 minutes).
  • Pour olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat. Add garlic clove, salt, pepper, chile flakes and tomatoes. Cook until tomatoes are soft, about 10 minutes. Add spinach and lemon juice, stir until wilted, scraping up the browned bits in the bottom of the pan, about 3 minutes. Serve.


Cook the spinach about 75%, until some are wilted and others still have some structure.


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