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
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 3 minutes
- Total Time: 8 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
- Category: Side Dish
- Method: Steaming
- Cuisine: French, French-American
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.