Stir-fried garlic spinach

SmartPoints® value per serving
Total Time
13 min
6 min
7 min
With a 13 minutes total prep and cook time, spinach may just be the fastest and easiest side dish to prepare. There are three types of spinach in supermarkets: baby spinach, curly spinach, and flat spinach, which is sold by the bunch. Flat spinach is more delicate than curly spinach and not as pricey as baby spinach, making it a great choice here. Give your spinach a quick rinse to ensure no gritty dirt lands in your dish. A quinoa pilaf with carrots and snow peas makes a great vegetarian protein option to accompany your spinach. Grill a chicken breast with some bell pepper halves, cut the peppers into strips and you have a full plate dinner that is beautiful and filling.


Canola oil

2 tsp

Garlic clove(s)

2 large clove(s), minced

Fresh spinach

10 oz, flat variety (1 bag), trimmed and torn into bite-size pieces

Soy sauce

1 Tbsp

Rice vinegar

1 Tbsp

Black pepper



  1. Heat wok or large heavy deep nonstick skillet over high heat until drop of water sizzles in wok. Add oil and swirl to coat pan. Add garlic and stir-fry just until fragrant, about 15 seconds. Add spinach, soy sauce, vinegar, and pepper and stir-fry just until spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes.
  2. Per serving: about 1/3 cup