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Stir-Fried Spinach With Garlic and Lemon Zest

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“This recipe comes from Williams-Sonoma Essentials of Healthful Cooking. According to the intro they gave to the recipe "Spinach is one of the most nutritious vegetables." It went on to say that when it was cooked its nutrients become even more concentrated. It is high in iron, potassium and vitamins A and C; the leaves are rich in leutine and zeaxathin, phytochemicals that protect vision. Besides being healthy it is delicious!”

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  1. Carefully rinse the spinach in several changes of water.
  2. Discard the tough stems and any damaged leaves, drain briefly in a colander, shaking off excess water.
  3. Over medium-high heat, in a deep sauté pan or wok, combine the olive oil, lemon zest and garlic.
  4. After about 30 seconds, the garlic should begin to sizzle; immediately stir in the damp spinach and using tongs or 2 wooden spoons, toss and stir quickly until wilted, 2 to 3 minutes.
  5. Transfer the spinach to a warmed serving dish and sprinkle with a pinch of salt and a few grinds of fresh pepper.
  6. Serve at once.

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