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This low-calorie side dish recipe is easy to prepare in the microwave. Vinegar and herbs provide added flavor.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens


Credit: Greg Scheidemann

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20 mins


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  • 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.


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.

Nutrition Facts

40 calories; fat 1g; carbohydrates 6g; insoluble fiber 3g; sugars 1g; protein 4g; vitamin a 12876.4IU; vitamin c 55.5mg; thiamin 0.2mg; riboflavin 0.3mg; niacin equivalents 1.2mg; vitamin b6 0.3mg; folate 274.2mcg; sodium 256mg; potassium 810mg; calcium 151.5mg; iron 4.5mg.