Buttery Lemon Spinach Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Buttery Lemon Spinach Recipe
  • READY IN 7 mins

Buttery Lemon Spinach

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"A quick yet simple and delectable side dish."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    2 mins

    7 mins


  1. Rinse the spinach and place the leaves into a microwavable serving dish. Add the butter, garlic and lemon juice. Cover with plastic wrap. Steam in the microwave until the butter is melted and spinach is wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove the plastic wrap and toss to distribute seasoning before serving.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 22, 2008

The lemon and butter flavor is a nice compliment to the spinach. I simply sauteed the spinach in a skillet with the butter (I used a little olive oil too) and garlic and then finished with a splash of lemon juice.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 31, 2009

I always saute spinach but this microwave cooking method interested me for its ease of preparation. I was very disappointed in the results. The cooking time as well as the method is insufficient to cook the garlic, leaving the strong, raw taste of it. Also, microwaving did not allow the juices released from the spinach as it wilted to evaporate. It was a fun try, but I'll continue to give spinach and garlic a quick saute.

Mar 19, 2008

Delicious.....I omitted the butter and used olive oil instead. Loved the freshness of the lemon juice and I added a little red pepper flakes for some heat. Will make again!

Apr 05, 2010

We really enjoyed this spinach. I cooked mine on the stovetop in a skillet. I simmered the garlic in 2 Tbsp. lemon juice, 2 Tbsp. unsalted butter, 2 Tbsp. olive oil, and a pinch of kosher salt and some fresh ground black pepper. Then I added the spinach and cooked until it was just wilted. Easy and delicious!

Jun 17, 2008

Wow! What a delicious spinach recipe! Nice & light. I followed the recipe exactly, would not change a thing

Sep 08, 2009

I took a short cut with this - used a steam in microwave bag of spinach (14 oz.) Why go to all that trouble? Did not use that much butter - I just added lemon juice, a little lite butter, minced garlic, salt and pepper to taste.

May 12, 2009

Not good :( I was so excited because it looked so easy and I love all the ingredients. I ended up having to put it in a frying pan and saute it for 7 minutes to make it edible.

Apr 14, 2009

Excellent and very easy. I would have never microwaved spinach before now. It came out pleasantly "par" wilted. I will cut the lemon in half next time as it was a little to tart for 2 out of 4. Perfect recipe if you have conflicting spinach consistency views. I like fresh and raw my husband likes cooked down and sauteed. It was a cross between both and a great middle ground.


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  • Calories
  • 112 kcal
  • 6%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 4.8 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 10 g
  • 15%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 3 g
  • 6%
  • Sodium
  • 143 mg
  • 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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