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Our easy sauteed greens are loaded with vitamins, minerals, and flavor!
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Easy Sautéed Greens

A side dish that is strong in taste and powerful in health!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Immunity Support, Low-Carb
Servings: 2 People
Calories: 149kcal
Author: Alison Borel


  • 2 pounds spinach cleaned and dry
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh ginger optional
  • 1 tablespoon garlic
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 pinch pepper


  • Using a large frying pan with a wide base, preheat it on high and add oil.
  • Add ginger and garlic and cook for 30 seconds before adding spinach. Do not go over a minute or they will burn.
  • Immediately add the spinach and stir until wilted. The high heat and stirring helps to evaporate water in the spinach so you just end up with wilted, not slimy greens.
    If desired, drizzle with vinegar or lemon immediately prior to serving.


Alternatively you can try sautéing your greens without oil. You’ll want to go lower heat for longer cooking time using liquid like veggie broth, wine, mirin, liquid aminos, soy sauce. Just don’t use a sauce with sugar in it. Pre-heat pan to medium low, add a tablespoon or two of your choice of liquid, add greens and saute. Stir frequently and add broth and/or lower your temperature if you see your greens begin to brown. 
A lot of people choose onions as their base when they dry fry because the oils from the onion create a natural lubrication in the pan. Go ahead and give it a shot if you like the savory taste of onion. This will most definitely add more flavor to your greens.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 149kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 13g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 379mg | Potassium: 2562mg | Fiber: 10g | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 42534IU | Vitamin C: 129mg | Calcium: 457mg | Iron: 12mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 4