Buttery Lemon Spinach

Buttery Lemon Spinach

71 Reviews 9 Pics
  • Prep

    5 m
  • Cook

    2 m
  • Ready In

    7 m
leila m
Recipe by  leila m

“A quick yet simple and delectable side dish.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  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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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 splash of lemon juice.



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 to cook the garlic, leaving the strong, raw taste of it. Also, microwaving did not allow the juices released from the spinach as it wilted to evaporate. It was a fun try, but I'll continue to give spinach and garlic a quick saute.



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!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

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

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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