background img
Sep 23, 2020

Stir-Fried Spinach With Garlic

Written by

Spinach with garlic stir-fry is one of our “go-to” vegetable dishes because it is so easy and fast to make. It only takes minutes to prep and cook. Plus, it is healthy and packed with nutrients for the family. Jordan also helps with the food preparation practicing his 1st grade scissor skills by cutting off the stems and washing the spinach.

My wife is a very picky eater and typically prefers warm or hot food dishes instead of a cold or room temperature salad. So, I was glad to hear her say that this dish looked good, smelled fabulous and tasted great. We usually double up on the ingredients to make more to eat since spinach shrinks a lot while cooking. Check out the recipe below . . .

[video src="" /]

Spruce Eats Recipe Written by Rhonda Parkinson Updated 01/02/20

Total: 8 mins
Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 3 mins
Servings: 4 servings

This simple Chinese-style spinach stir-fry with garlic pairs nicely with steak. You can also enjoy it with grilled chicken, rice, or noodles. It has a bit of sweet and a bit of spice to blend with the bite of the garlic.


  • 2 tablespoons peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon chili paste, or to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach, rinsed and dried
  • 1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • Optional: black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.Ingredients for stir fry spinach with garlic
  2. Preheat the wok and add the peanut oil, swirling so that it comes about halfway up the sides of the wok.
  3. When the oil is hot, add the minced garlic, chili paste, and salt. Stir for a few seconds until the garlic is aromatic.Spices in wok
  4. Add the spinach and stir for 1 to 2 minutes, until the leaves are almost wilted.Add spinach
  5. Stir in the sugar and toasted sesame oil. (Note: if you don’t already have the sugar and sesame oil measured out, move the wok to a cold burner while you do so, and then return it to the heated burner).Spinach
  6. Sprinkle the spinach with a bit of black pepper if desired. Serve immediately.Spinach

Recipe Tips

  • Garlic spinach will go with a wide variety of cuisines. You can refrigerate any leftovers and reheat them in the microwave. Leftovers can easily be added to noodle and rice dishes as well or used in an omelet the next morning.
  • As always, how much seasoning to add comes down to personal preference. Feel free to reduce the amount of salt and/or garlic if desired, or to increase the amount of spinach to 12 ounces. Of course, if you’re a fan of garlic you can always add more.

Article Tags:
· · ·
Article Categories:
Food · Hawaii · Hong Kong · Recipes · z

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.