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Garnished lemon garlic spinach on a plate.

Lemon Garlic Spinach

  • Author: Sara Nelson
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Sauté
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Gluten Free


This Lemon Garlic Spinach is one of the easiest one-pot side dishes you can prepare in just 10 minutes – or less! Minimal ingredients required, this low-carb recipe is delicious and a perfect pairing to go alongside your favorite keto-friendly main dish.


  • 1/4 cup (60mL) avocado oil
  • 12 cups (~336g) fresh spinach
  • 1 tbsp (15g) minced garlic
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 tbsp + 1 tsp lemon juice



  1. In a very large pot or Dutch oven over medium heat, heat oil. Add minced garlic and cook until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  2. Add spinach, salt, and pepper then cover pot with lid and cook until spinach has slightly wilted, about 1 ½ minutes. Remove lid, stir in lemon juice, and cook uncovered until spinach has fully wilted, about an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Using tongs, transfer spinach to a bowl and garnish with red pepper flakes and freshly-cracked black pepper.
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