Wilted Spinach with Garlic


To make this easy wilted spinach recipe, simply give spinach a quick toss in hot, garlicky oil for the perfect quick and easy side dish for salmon, chicken or just about any main course. This versatile dish is ready in just 10 minutes so it's a cinch for weeknight dinners.

Cook Time:
10 mins
Total Time:
10 mins
4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

  • 1 clove garlic, finely chopped

  • 1 pound spinach, washed and stemmed, or 1 pound Swiss chard, washed, stems sliced, leaves torn

  • Salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste


  1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add garlic and stir until golden, about 30 seconds. Add greens in batches, if necessary, and toss until just wilted, 2 to 4 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

59 Calories
4g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 59
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 3g 7%
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 10634IU 213%
Vitamin C 32mg 36%
Folate 220mcg 55%
Sodium 162mg 7%
Calcium 114mg 9%
Iron 3mg 17%
Magnesium 90mg 21%
Potassium 638mg 14%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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