Tasty Spinach

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Total Time: 20 mins
  • Servings: 2-3
  • About This Recipe

    “Those who don’t like spinach will enjoy this quick, easy, healthy, but delicious recipe!”


  • 1tablespoonolive oil
  • 1mediumonion, diced
  • 3clovesgarlic, minced
  • 1lbspinach leaves, stems removed
  • 1tablespoon basil or 1tablespoonoregano
  • 1tablespoonbalsamic vinegar
  • Directions

  • In a heavy skillet, saute onion in olive oil until transparent.
  • Add garlic and sauté another 2 minutes.
  • Add spinach and basil or oregano, and cover until spinach is wilted.
  • Just before serving, add balsamic vinegar.
  • Reviews

  • “Thanks for a great recipe Maine-iac!I cooked 2 pounds of spinach and next time will make it 3!(this was for 4 people).Will cook this again!”

  • “Art….this was great guy :)I adore spinach but normally I prefer it chilled or a spinach salad. Also, as a rule, I do not like balsamic vinegar (I’m a garlic wine vinegar nut myself) but this was excellent. I used the oregano, very good side dish, thank you for posting it!”

  • “It really was not to our tastes, very different from the usual stir fried spinach we regularly cook. Thank you for sharing though.”

  • “I am not fond of cooked spinach but I liked this recipe.Do not over cook the spinach and as mentioned in another review use a good quality Balsamic – it gives just the right finishing flavor.I may eat cooked spinach more often now. Thanks Maine-iac for posting this recipe”

  • “The success of this dish rests solely on the quality of the balsamic vinegar.”

  • “This was good, but I found the onion and garlic, especially the onion,overwhelmed everything else. I also wasn’t sure whether the basil should be fresh or dried. I used fresh, and sprinkled on some dried oregano for good measure. Neither was very noticeable, so I suspect it should have been dried. “

  • “OK, no miracles here – my non-spinach-eaters wouldn’t eat this either. But I thought it turned out well and I enjoyed it. I used a 10 oz bag of cleaned spinach and the basil. It wound up a little heavy on the onion, because I think I had a larger onion. Very easy.”

  • “Tasty, easy to prepare recipe.I had to leave the garlic out because my husband can’t eat that.But, we enjoyed it without it.I’ll be making this again, thanks for the recipe!”

  • “I enjoyed this and found it easy to make but it just did not seem to have the “umph” I though it would.I love balsamic vinegar but it just did not seem to work in this recipe for me!!Maybe I overcooked it or something??”