This Easy Lemon-Steamed Spinach is quick, delicious and the perfect new side dish to add to your menu.
With minimal ingredients, this Baby Spinach Recipe with Lemon is a terrific, tasty way to make spinach lovers out of your family!
Spinach is one of the only vegetables that Katie will eat, and one of the only vegetables Nick will not. Go figure. I make a spinach souffle practically every holiday as the uber picky daughter will eat that over turkey, roast beef, pork or lamb. So even though I had a huge amount of baby spinach in the fridge while Nick was home on his college spring break, I decided to wait until he was back in the dorms before putting spinach on our menu.
This Lemon-Steamed Spinach has got to be the simplest recipe in Around My French Table…once the water beneath your steamer starts to boil, you can have this dish on the table in less than five minutes. Dorie suggests using this as a base for a chicken, salmon or even a lobster entree.
How to Make This Easy Lemon Spinach
The procedure to make this Easy Lemon Spinach recipe is super speedy. Toss the 1 1/4 pounds of baby spinach (yes, it looks like a massive amount) with a tablespoon (or a wee bit more) of olive oil, the zest of one lemon and salt and pepper to taste.
Add to the steamer of your choice (I had a steamer basket sitting on the bottom of my Dutch oven) and cook, covered, for just three minutes.
Uncover and give it a stir and cook for up to another minute if needed. Voila! This healthy, vibrant baby spinach recipe is perfect for you avid spinach lovers.
Easy recipe for fresh spinach with a lemon twist
- 2 10- ounce bags of spinach
- Grated zest of one lemon
- 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
- Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper, to taste
Set up your steamer, then add water and bring to a boil.
Add your spinach to a bowl and toss with one tablespoon of the olive oil. Season with zest, salt and pepper.
Add it all to the steam and cover the pot. Steam for 3 minutes, then check and add more time if needed.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 84Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 174mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 4gSugar: 1gProtein: 4g
59 Comments on “Lemon-Steamed Spinach”
Dude, this makes me wish I could eat spinach. Seriously yummy. You can bake woman but you can also cook. Hope you had a great holiday weekend.
I pinned your spinach souffle recipe! We love spinach and its hard to beat this simple recipe. Happy Easter to you and yours Liz!
I love spinach too. I usually make it with olive oil and garlic. I’ll have to give your recipe a try.
Yeah, while I don’t mind spinach, I’d forgo it over pork, beef, turkey, and chicken any day.
What an easy and delicious little spinach dish!
oo we would love this! Looks wonderful!
I’m with Katie on Team Spinach. I love it any way it comes, and thought this recipe was a winner. Your spinach souffle sounds pretty great too. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.
Love spinach and this is a good way to prepare it. So simple and full of flavor and healthy nutrients.
I must be in need of a dish like this because it had my mouth watering, the beautifully cooked meat and lemon spinach! Delicious!
I love that this was super easy and super tasty. Happy Easter Liz!
love the idea of lemon in this dish.
happy Easter, dear. X
We are planting our first crop of spinach this weekend – and this looks like a delicious way to use some of it. Simple prep is my fave too!
Reading your explanation of the process really got my mouthwatering. I love spinach and in just about every way. A few years I started adding lemon to mine and really love the taste. Great photos Liz!
We love spinach and we eat a LOT of it. Interestingly, I’ve never tried putting lemon on it. Hmm…
what a great, simple and healthy side dish! I need to get myself a steamer basket 🙂
Hi Lizzy! Spinach is my favorite vegetable… Thanks for sharing with us this steaming method… Gotta try this!
Hello Liz, I just read your post a couple of hours too late. I just made a huge dish of garlic spinach for dinner but sure wish I had your recipe to try instead. Fresh and light and high in iron. Have a super Easter weekend. BAM
Happy Easter Liz – and you’re right “vibrant” really describes it well!