Keyword: quick and easy, side dish, vegetables, vegetarian, veggies
Cook Time: 10minutes
Author: Caroline Lindsey
Whipping up a side of sautéed spinach and mushrooms is easy, incredibly quick, and delicious, making it an ideal side dish for any weeknight meal! It takes just a few minutes to make and pairs perfectly with a piece of steak, fish, or chicken.
1tspfresh lemon juiceor a squeeze from half a small lemon
Preheat large skillet to medium high. Add butter and olive oil to pan (butter for flavor, oil for higher smoke point). When the butter is melted, add the mushrooms in a single layer. If your skillet is not large enough to hold all the mushrooms in a single layer, cook the mushrooms in two batches so they will brown, rather than steaming.
Sprinkle the tops of the mushrooms with 1/4 tsp kosher salt and cook without disturbing for 3 minutes to form a nice sear on the first side.
Flip mushrooms and cook with minimal stirring for an additional 2-3 minutes until browned on the other side.
Reduce heat to medium low. Add garlic and another splash of olive oil if it's looking dry, along with half the spinach. Cover for 30 seconds to wilt the greens. Stir, add the other half of the spinach, and cover for another 30 seconds.
Add remaining 1/4 tsp salt and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. Stir to combine and serve immediately.