Need a last-minute way to add veggies to your dinner? This easy garlic spinach stir fry is made of ingredients you probably already have at home and can be whipped up in 10 minutes or less!
Health Benefits of Spinach
Spinach is a leafy green rich in nutrients and antioxidants! It’s low carb, high in fiber, and packed with vitamin C, vitamin K, folic acid, iron, and calcium.
Spinach is a great vegetable that helps improve eye health and prevent heart disease and cancer.
As I try to become more health-conscious (still a work in progress!), I try to incorporate more veggies with my protein. This recipe gives me no excuse to mix in vegetables. After all, it’s done in less than 10 minutes and SO good!
If we want to keep enjoying delicious food, we have to keep ourselves healthy too!
What to Pair with This Easy Garlic Spinach Stir Fry
This easy spinach recipe is delicately flavored, so you can have it for breakfast with a quick and easy Tomato Egg Stir Fry or any of your favorite protein! Here are a few easy ideas:
- Sweet & Spicy Chicken Wings
- Miso Roasted Salmon
- Crispy Tofu
- Braised Pork Belly
- Hawaiian Garlic Shrimp
Try out this healthy and easy spinach recipe and let me know in the comments what you pair it with!
Let's Get Cooking!
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Garlic Spinach Stir Fry
- Heat a large pan or skillet on medium heat then add about a tablespoon of oil. Add the onions & cook for 3-5 minutes, or until they begin to caramelize.
- Add in garlic & cook for a few more seconds, or until fragrant.
- Increase the heat to medium-high, then once hot, pour the soy sauce along the edges of the pan to create a char & mix well.
- Quickly add the spinach & once about half of the spinach is wilted, sprinkle in the sugar & cook until all of the spinach is tender & wilted.
- Turn off heat, drizzle in sesame oil, & mix well.
- Garnish with sesame seeds, if you’re feeling fancy, & enjoy!
- Baby Spinach: Using baby spinach creates super tender greens without having to trim the stems. When cooking the spinach, watch them closely while cooking since it won't take long to finish. As soon as it's wilted and vibrantly green, remove & drain it quickly.
- Soy Sauce: Regular soy sauce (not low-sodium/light soy sauce) for the saltiness to season the dish.
- Sesame Oil: A little goes a long way for a subtle nuttiness that creates a depth of flavor to the spinach.
Exact calculations may vary. For the most accurate nutritional information, use your preferred nutrition calculator, actual ingredients, and quantities used for the recipe. Please consult with your physician or registered dietitian if more precise nutrition calculations are needed for health reasons.