I know, I know, you are probably expecting some green mashed potatoes, or green cheesecake, but I haven't really felt like baking much sweets lately. And, I have been craving vegetables lately...well, and cardamom, but that's another story entirely.
But, it is St. Patrick's Day, and I would be remiss without posting at least one thing green. So, instead of wearing o'the green, we will have an eating o'the greens!
I just love sauteed spinach with ginger. The ginger just adds something that I like when paired with the garlic and lemon. A wonderful, and fairly healthy side dish!
Sauteed Spinach with lemon
1 lb fresh spinach, washed
1-2 cloves garlic, minced
2 T. fresh ginger, minced
1/2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 t. olive oil
Heat olive oil on medium high heat. Add minced ginger and saute one minute. Add garlic immediately followed by spinach, salt, and pepper (in that order). Let the spinach heat 1-2 minutes, until it starts giving off moisture.
Stir until all spinach is sufficiently wilted. I've found this is kind of a personal thing. I like my spinach a little less wilted than the rest of my family, so I take my portion out first.
Serve with fresh squeezed lemon juice. Or, if you prefer, serve with vinegar.