I cannot take any credit for this recipe except for typing it out! Many of you ask me for healthy, low calorie recipes and frankly i do not use much oil in my cooking except when i deep fry. This is part of my daughter Chaya´s diet. My daughter does not “diet”, she just eats healthy where her meals are concerned because she has a weakness for sweets, cakes, cookies etc, so her meals are always light but her desserts decadent 🙂 She cooks her spinach this way and loves it. Its a simple recipe with few ingredients and no spices. It takes hardly any time to cook and can be made in quantity and then refrigerated and added to pasta or salads.
300 grams of spinach, washed well and chopped ( i buy the ready made prewashed spinach and just chop it with my magical scissors)
3 flakes of garlic, roughly chopped or finely minced, choice is yours
1 birds eye red chilli, broken or any type of dried red chilli
salt to taste
1 teaspoon of extra virgen pure spanish olive oil
Heat a good non stick pan till well heated. I used my cook n serve ceramic pans. Add the olive oil and then the garlic and the red chilli and sautee till the garlic starts changing colour and gets fragrant (please take care not to burn or else the dish will taste bitter). Add the spinach leaves and cook on a high heat till they are cooked (it will only take you a minute) and then add the salt. Take off heat and serve in the same pan. Please do not overcook as the spinach will lose all its nutritional properties. Tbis recipe can be made with any kind of leafy green vegetable.
HEALTH BENEFITS OF OLIVE OIL
Olive oil is very good for health. It has many benefits and cardiologists recommend a daily intake of 2 tablespoons. This can be easily had by dressing your salads with olive oil and stir frying your vegetables in it.
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