Spinach and Chile Stir-Fry

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 mins

Jalapeno and lime adds just the right touch to this healthy greens dish.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in large skillet.
  2. Add spinach and cilantro; stir until spinach wilts, about 1 minute.
  3. Add jalapeno, sugar, garlic, and lime juice.
  4. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook until spinach is tender, another 2-3 minutes.


Most Helpful

This is really refreshing spinach. I stayed on recipe all the way. Next time I will add the cilantro after the spinach is wilted, as I am kind of slow; and it took rather longer than a minute to wilt that much spinach. Also, I would rather the garlic and chili were given somewhat more of a chance to cook. Maybe sauté them in another pan for a minute and a half, or hold off on the lime for a minute. At any rate this takes the usual ingredients and makes them into something exotic and special. Most adult. We can eat and enjoy this, while telling the children, “Ya-ya, you don’t get any: its spinach.”

Vic1 May 04, 2002

This was a nice change of pace for sauteed spinach. I too would saute the peppers and garlic first next time and then add the spinach. Loved the lime which brightened al the flavors. Thank you Sue L for sharing the recipe.

BonnieZ June 25, 2009

made it just like you instructed. very tasty and light. mmmmmm... i would saute the garlic and jalepenos first then add the spinach and cilantro in future attempts. thanks!

hlkljgk November 03, 2002

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