By Chef Niki on February 18, 2004
Photo by C in PA
Photo by C in PA
"This recipe was a side dish at a restraunt we ate at. I ate so much I couldn't finish my salmon. The spinach is not cooked so the flavor is very fresh. Since finding this recipe we have gone through 5 pounds of spinach!! (in 2 weeks)"
Serving Size: 1 (140 g)
Servings Per Recipe: 4
"Oh my! This was terrific! I halved the butter, lemon and olive oil, kept the garlic as written. It was just superb! Using the full amount of fats would have been too oily for my taste and more than 2 T of lemon juice would have been too overpowering. This is definitely going to the top of my favorite spinach recipes. Thank you sooo much."
Even though this recipe was posted 8 years ago, it is timeless. I did not have baby spinach and the spinach I had, contained a lot of dirt. So even though I wasted it several times, I was reluctant to use it without cooking. So I sauteed the spinach leaves slightly and then added the liquid ingredients (butter, lemon, garlic, olive oil). It was perfect and I am sure next time, I will try using young, baby spinach and not cooking it.
"I appreciate this recipe because the spinach doesn't have to be cooked. The lemon was a bit much for me and I thought it took away from the garlic flavor, so next time I will use 1/2 of the lemon juice. Thanks for the recipe!"
"Delicious! I love spinach, and my husband normally prefers creamed spinach. I made it this way tonight and even he thought it was great. I, like another reviewer, sauteed the spinach to wilt it a little before serving and it was perfect. Thank you for posting!"
"Niki, this spinach is so fresh and flavorful! The lemon and garlic flavors are great with the spinach, and I liked the fact that the spinach wasn't cooked and all wilted, but it was still warm from mixing it with the warm 'sauce.' I did have to adjust the oil and butter to my tastes. I knew I'd end up eating a ton of this (almost the whole pot!) so I used only 2 heaping wooden spoon-fuls of coconut oil instead. It turned out very nicely, and the coconut oil gave it a bit of a tropical flavor. I hope you don't mind! Thanks for such a great recipe. I think this will be my new favorite spinach:^) "
"My family loves spinach and I thought, "lemon, garlic and butter how could this be bad". Sooo glad I did, its delicious. We loved it and wished I had made more. thank you for sharing with us."
"Delicious. I used half the lemon and let the spinach wilt over low heat. Will definitely make this again. Thank you."
"This was a great way to eat our spinach. I cut the lemon, butter and olive oil in half since I didn't have a 24 oz. bag of spinach. Delicious! Made for Zaar Cookbook Tag Game 2011."
"This is delicious! It was very lemony, just the way I like it. I did saute the spinach for a minute, to get it a little bit wilted. This is so easy and good that it will be made often here. Thanks!"
"Loved this! I did toss over medium heat for a minute or two to get the spinach wilted just a tad more. I think my lemon was a little too juicy so it was a little tart, but I kinda liked it that way! I left out the garlic and used garlic powder instead (been having to leave fresh garlic out of things lately...long story). I will definitely make this again! Thank you!"
"Very tasty, very easy, and accompanies almost any food very well. Great Recipe."
"I was looking for a simple way to fix my spinach and this was it. I halved the recipe since I can't get anyone else to eat spinach. Loved the lemon and garlic flavors!"
"Really, really good! I halved the EVOO and butter and increased the garlic. I also kept it on the stovetop to warm it all up. YUMMY!"
"Wonderful. Only used 1 tablespoon of olive oil (versus 3) and 2 tbs butter versus 2.5. Added more lemon juice and simmered it for only around 7-10 minutes. My husband LOVED it, and so did I! Great way to get the dark greens into the diet!!"
"I love this with the spinach and it is also excellent with broccoli. We have this often and it is totally enjoyed each and every time! Thanks!"
"I only had about 12 ounces of spinach so I cut the olive oil and butter back to 1 tablespoon. I used just a wedge of lemon at first and then let everyone add more at the table to taste. This is really good. DH doesn't like spinach liked it as well. Thank you. I'll be using this again for a side dish and for a base for salad."
"It had a little too much lemon flavor but it was really delicious."
"Delicious, easy, and healthy! I used Earth Balance organic buttery spread instead of the butter. This is definitely a more-than-once-per-week side dish. Thank you!"