Sautéed Spinach

Sauteed Spinach

Vegetable lovers out there here is a perfect dish for you. A very simple recipe which can be cooked virtually by anybody especially those who are in Phase 1 of the Fast Metabolism Diet Program. The best way in cooking this recipe is to drain and dry the spinach leaves as well as you can, using a salad spinner if need be, before cooking them.

Ingredients

  • 2 large bunches of spinach, about 1 lb
  • ½ cup of water
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • Salt to taste

Instructions:

  1. Cut off the thick stems of the spinach and allow any excess dirt to be removed by filling up a bowl or your sink with water and soak the spinach in it.  Drain the spinach and then repeat soaking and draining. Remove any excess moisture from the spinach using a salad spinner.
  2. In a large skillet, heat 2 Tbsp of water over medium high heat. Add the garlic and sauté for about 1 minute or until garlic starts to turn brown in color and starts to create broth.
  3. Lift the spinach using two spatulas and transfer it to the pan. Add the spinach to the pan, packing it down a bit if you need to with your hand. Do this a couple of times. Cook the spinach for about a minute with the pan covered. Uncover and turn the spinach over again. Cover the pan and cook for an additional minute.
  4. Remove the heat after 2 minutes of cooking with the pan covered and if the spinach is completely wilted.
  5. Drain any excess moisture from the pan.
  6. Sprinkle with salt to taste and serve.

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