Buttery Lemon Spinach

Buttery Lemon Spinach

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"A quick yet simple and delectable side dish."


7 m servings 112 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • Calories:
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 4.8g
  • 2%
  • Protein:
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 143 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Rinse the spinach and place the leaves into a microwavable serving dish. Add the butter, garlic and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap. Steam in the microwave until the butter is melted and spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap and toss to distribute seasoning before serving.
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  1. 91 Ratings


The lemon and butter flavor is a nice compliment to the spinach. I simply sauteed the spinach in a skillet with the butter (I used a little olive oil too) and garlic and then finished with a sp...

I always saute spinach but this microwave cooking method interested me for its ease of preparation. I was very disappointed in the results. The cooking time as well as the method is insufficient...

Delicious.....I omitted the butter and used olive oil instead. Loved the freshness of the lemon juice and I added a little red pepper flakes for some heat. Will make again!

We really enjoyed this spinach. I cooked mine on the stovetop in a skillet. I simmered the garlic in 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of kosher salt...

Wow! What a delicious spinach recipe! Nice & light. I followed the recipe exactly, would not change a thing

I took a short cut with this - used a steam in microwave bag of spinach (14 oz.) Why go to all that trouble? Did not use that much butter - I just added lemon juice, a little lite butter, minced...

Not good :( I was so excited because it looked so easy and I love all the ingredients. I ended up having to put it in a frying pan and saute it for 7 minutes to make it edible.

Excellent and very easy. I would have never microwaved spinach before now. It came out pleasantly "par" wilted. I will cut the lemon in half next time as it was a little to tart for 2 out of 4. ...

I microwaved on high for 3 mins to get it perfectly between too under-done and too wilted. Used 1/2 olive oil and 1/2 butter. I also listened to another reviewer and added some red pepper flak...