Wilted Spinach with Shallot, Garlic & Onion

This is a delicious, and of course very nutritious, go to side dish that can also be served as a meatless main over rice. It is easy and quick to prepare too since it doesn’t require extensive cooking.

This is what you will need for 2-4 servings:

  • A bunch of fresh Spinach, wash very well to get rid of all sand, soil, etc. – Alternately you can use 4 cups of loosely packed packaged spinach, but try to avoid baby spinach as much as possible.
  • 1 large Onion
  • 1-2 medium Shallots
  • 6-8 cloves of Garlic, minced – Alternately, using 2-3 tablespoons of the pre-minced store bought variety will work very well too.
  • 1-2 tablespoons of Olive Oil
  • Sea Salt to taste, we prefer Pink Himalayan but regular Sea Salt will be just fine.
  • Optional seasoning: Pinch of Lemon Salt (Citric Acid) or Juice of 1/2 a Lemon


Useful Tools


And to make it, here is what you’ll need to do

  • Cut the onion in half and slice thinly, the thinner the better in this case. See our useful tools listed above
  • Repeat with the Shallots.
  • In a large saucepan heat the Olive Oil on medium high. And add the Onion and Shallots after a minute or two.
  • Stir frequently to ensure the mixture becomes translucent. Do not brown.
  • Add the Garlic, seasoning and salt. Continue stirring for about 3-5 minutes.
  • If it becomes too dry, add a 1/4 cup of water.
  • Turn the heat off. Add the Spinach and stir, coating it very well with the Onion, Shallot and Garlic mixture until it wilts completely.
  • Adjust the seasoning and serve. You can also serve it over rice a a main dish.


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