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If you have reservations about eating cooked spinach, they will end with this dish. It’s so simple, yet so flavorful, and makes a great, fast and easy side dish to use for practically anything. The best part?

It’s amazingly good for you as well. While it may seem like this recipe calls for a lot of spinach, it does cook down quite a bit, so don’t skimp thinking you have too much.

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil.
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced.
  • 4 cups baby spinach leaves.
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste.

In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes.
Add the spinach a handful at a time, trying to get it in the pan as quickly as possible. Season with freshly ground black pepper. When spinach is just wilted, remove from heat and be ready to serve, as it is best served as soon as possible.