Recipes and Cooking Steamed Spinach 4.0 (3) This low-calorie side dish recipe is easy to prepare in the microwave. Vinegar and herbs provide added flavor. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on April 1, 2006 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Greg Scheidemann Total Time: 20 mins Servings: 4 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 3 6 ounce bag prewashed fresh baby spinach or 2 10-oz. bags prewashed spinach 1 cup snipped fresh parsley, basil, cilantro or watercress ¼ cup sherry vinegar or herb vinegar Salt and freshly ground black pepper Lemon wedges (optional) Directions In a large Dutch oven or very large skillet with steamer basket insert* bring 1 inch of water to boiling. Combine spinach and herbs or watercress in basket; place over boiling water. Cover and steam for 2 to 3 minutes or until wilted, stirring once. Remove basket carefully; drain. Transfer spinach to a serving bowl. Drizzle with some of the vinegar. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Pass remaining vinegar. Garnish with lemon wedges, if desired. Makes 4 servings. Tips If you don't have a Dutch oven or a very large skillet with a steamer basket, use a small steamer basket set in a large skillet, and cook the spinach in three batches. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 40 Calories 1g Fat 6g Carbs 4g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 4 Calories 40 % Daily Value * Total Fat 1g 1% Sodium 256mg 11% Total Carbohydrate 6g 2% Total Sugars 1g Protein 4g Vitamin C 55.5mg 278% Calcium 151.5mg 12% Iron 4.5mg 25% Potassium 810mg 17% Folate, total 274.2mcg Vitamin B-6 0.3mg *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.