Over-cooked veggies drive me nuts and spinach tops that list for one of the worst offenders. Perfectly cooked spinach is wonderful though, and you’ll see that my method is super easy. I use this for last-minute guests all the time. (New picture added 12/17/2020)

First, make sure your spinach is washed and dried. I like to use a salad spinner to get all excess water off. Heat a pan with olive oil.

Heating Oil

Pile on the fresh spinach. Scatter some very thin garlic slices and sprinkle with kosher salt.
Garlic & Spinach

Put the lid on and turn off the heat. Yes, turn it off. Just let it sit for 8-10 minutes, or until wilted.
Cover the Pan

The result is tender, not mushy, and maintains a nice green. You can add some freshly ground black pepper if you like.
Perfectly Cooked Spinach
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