Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Italian Style Spinach Recipe

Healthy, fresh sauteed tender baby spinach, delicious any way you serve it!
Spinach sauteed in garlic, extra virgin olive oil, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper, on Italian bread. This happens to be a night when my husband works late. I decided, since I am trying to eat healthier, I would have this spinach in a sandwich instead of making this as the usual side dish. I love to make spinach like this, use this recipe with Haddock or even mixed with Lasagna. But when I eat alone, I really don't make much for just myself, or skip dinner all together. So here was my healthy alternative. I love spinach this way, and why not in a sandwich? I use the same filling for spinach calzones. So viola! Here is my dinner tonight.

The smell of the fresh garlic frying in the house, hits you right in the face when you walk in the door, besides chocolate chip cookies baking I don't know a better smell cooking!
Italian Style Spinach
2 cloves fresh garlic sliced in slivers
1 bag of baby fresh spinach
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
red pepper flakes for heat to taste
salt and pepper to taste
Italian Bread
Saute garlic in olive oil till slightly browned, add spinach and saute till wilted and soft.

Pile high with spinach onto the Italian bread and enjoy!

19 comments:

Grumpy & HoneyB said...

Looks like a very yummy dinner! I could easily eat like this myself.

Belinda @zomppa said...

Why not is right! I'm trying to eat more greens too and this is such a lovely idea!

Federica said...

I like this vegetarian sandwich very much. Bye

Emily Ziegler said...

Beautiful and healthy! Love it!

Claudia said...

We adore spinach and this is perfect. I always make a double batch - sometimes do pine nuts and golden raisins. Mmmmm.

citronetvanille said...

Sauté spinach in garlic! hmmm adore greens like this! well I love when food hits me right in my face :o)

Max said...

Buonissimi gli spinaci e il tuo sandwich e molto gustoso. Ciao.

Danielle said...

This is my all time favorite way of making sauteed spinach. I never thought of putting it on a sandwich though. I like the idea though...some nice bread maybe a little cheese.MMMMmmmm...Sounds like a great lunch to me dear!

alison said...

looks so yummy,fresh and healthy!

Jhonny walker said...

This is my favorite way of having spinach..and I agree with you..there is no better smell..maybe cinnamon rolls..than this one :)

Bridgett said...

I love the kick of the red pepper flakes and it is so healthy too. Can't beat this recipe!

Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said...

This is gorgeous a recipe sandwich - I can feel also the delicious smell from here!

Cheers,

Gera

Kathy Gori said...

perfectly wonderful Claudia, you are like a trip back to my nonnas house.

Nicole said...

I love spinach for so many reasons, not only the taste but the health benefits! I love this sandwich!

Kathleen said...

This looks like it would make a wonderful dinner.

Devaki said...

Ho wonderful Claudia! I love the use of spinach in a sandwich. Do you ever do this with swiss chard?

What nice yummy dinner!

Ciao, Devaki

Tania said...

A natural sandwich, it's perfect for a fast dinner!

5 Star Foodie said...

I prepare my spinach in the exact same way! So yummy!

Trix said...

Wow, what a cool idea to have this as a sandwich. That must be so good, and you KNOW that's just my kind of thing!! See? Healthy can still be super flavorful. ; )