Hot and Spicy Spinach

Hot and Spicy Spinach

Hot and Spicy Spinach

Prewashed spinach is a great convenience for busy cooks. But if it's not available, wash spinach well in a sink full of water to remove dirt and sand, then remove the tough stems before cooking.


Makes 4 servings


Nonstick cooking spray
1 medium red bell pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 clove garlic, minced
1 pound fresh spinach, washed, stemmed and chopped
1 tablespoon prepared yellow mustard
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Spray large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add bell pepper and garlic; cook and stir 3 minutes.
  2. Add spinach; cook and stir 3 minutes or until spinach just begins to wilt.
  3. Stir in mustard, lemon juice and red pepper flakes. Serve immediately.

Cook's Tip

To obtain the maximum nutritional value from spinach, cook it for the shortest possible time. The vitamins in spinach and other greens are soluble in water and fats and are therefore lost during long cooking.

Nutritional Information

Serving Size: 1/4 of total recipe
Calories 37
Calories from Fat 12 %
Total Fat 1 g
Saturated Fat <1 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 3 g
Protein 4 g
Sodium 138 mg

Dietary Exchange

Vegetable 1-1/2

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