If you’re looking for a fast, easy, and very healthful way to cook spinach, this is it. It’s a method I came up with years ago and it’s like no other. Yet, it’s as simple as can be. Below is a video demonstration of my cooking fresh spinach using this method. The recipe is below the video. Enjoy!
Easiest Cooked Spinach Ever!
Fresh spinach (any amount)
Garlic powder, or other seasoning of choice
One or two wedges of fresh lemon
Wash the spinach. This step is important, even if you’re using pre-washed spinach from the grocery store. Place the washed spinach in a colander and allow it to drain briefly. Do not dry it in a salad spinner or by blotting it with a towel. In this case, we want whatever water is clinging to the spinach leaves.
Place the washed spinach in a (clean, dry, unheated) pot with a lid. Do not add oil or additional liquid. Sprinkle seasonings of choice over the spinach and toss to combine. Place the lid on the pot and turn the burner to high heat. Do not walk away! As soon as you see steam coming out from under the lid, turn the burner off and allow the pot to stay on the burner for a few minutes until the steam stops and the spinach has had time to wilt.
At this point, the spinach is ready to serve or the pot can be removed from the heat and allowed to sit elsewhere with the lid on until you’re ready to serve the spinach.
Remove the spinach to a serving dish and drizzle with fresh lemon juice. Taste and adjust seasonings, if necessary. Enjoy!
Julia W. Klee (Judi) began her journey enjoying “all things food” in elementary school when she started preparing meals for her family. That love of food blossomed into a quest to learn more and more about health and wellness as related to nutrition. She went on to earn a BS Degree in Food and Nutrition, then an MS Degree in Nutrition. She has taught nutrition and related courses at the college level to pre-nursing and exercise science students. Her hunger to learn didn’t stop upon graduation from college. She continues to research on a regular basis about nutrition as it relates to health. Her hope is to help as many people as possible to enjoy foods that promote health and wellness.