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How To Cook Down Spinach

How to Cook Spinach (3 Ways!) Jessica Gavin from As the proverb goes: “A spinach a day keeps nutrition at bay!”...

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How to Cook Spinach (3 Ways!) Jessica Gavin from

As the proverb goes: “A spinach a day keeps nutrition at bay!” Spinach is a nutritious, low-calorie, and delicious green vegetable. It’s also a great addition to many dishes. But many people don’t know how to cook it down. Here’s a guide to cooking down spinach so you can enjoy it in all its glory.

What Is Cooked Down Spinach?

Cooked down spinach is spinach that has been cooked until it’s soft and tender. It’s often used as a side dish, but it can also be added to soups, stews, and casseroles. It’s a great way to add flavor and nutrition to your meals.

What You’ll Need

To cook down spinach, you’ll need:

  • One pound fresh spinach
  • One tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt to taste


Step 1: Prep the Spinach

Before you can cook the spinach, you need to prep it. Wash the spinach thoroughly in cold water. Then, remove any tough stems. If you’re using baby spinach, you don’t need to remove the stems. Once the spinach is prepped, place it in a colander and drain the excess water.

Step 2: Cook the Spinach

Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spinach and cook for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally. The spinach will begin to wilt and shrink. When the spinach is wilted and tender, remove the skillet from the heat.

Step 3: Season and Serve

Season the spinach with salt to taste. Then, transfer the cooked spinach to a serving dish. You can serve the cooked spinach as a side dish or add it to your favorite recipes.

Nutrition Information

Nutrient Amount per Serving
Calories 20
Total Fat 0.5 g
Saturated Fat 0.1 g
Carbohydrates 3 g
Fiber 1 g
Protein 2 g
Vitamin A 50% of the Daily Value
Vitamin C 15% of the Daily Value
Calcium 4% of the Daily Value
Iron 6% of the Daily Value

So, next time you’re at the store, pick up some spinach and give it a try. Your taste buds will thank you! As the song lyric goes, “Spinach is a-calling, it’s time to start cooking!”

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