Garlic Water Spinach

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 78.9
  • Total Fat: 4.0 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 534.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.9 g
  • Protein: 5.3 g

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Number of Servings: 4


    1 pound water spinach (leaves and stems)
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 garlic cloves, chopped
    1 scallion, chopped
    ½ teaspoon peeled and minced fresh ginger
    ¾ cup vegetable or chicken broth
    1½ teaspoons soy sauce
    1 teaspoon fish sauce
    1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
    1 small bay leaf
    ¼ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


Clean the water spinach by rinsing the leaves and stems under cold water and drying them on a kitchen towel. Pick the leaves off the stems and cut the stems into 2-inch pieces. Set the leaves and stems aside in separate bowls.

Heat olive oil in a large 12- to 14-inch saute pan or skillet over medium heat. Saute garlic, scallion and ginger for 30 seconds. Add the water spinach stems and saute for another 2 minutes.

Add the water spinach leaves, vegetable or chicken broth, soy sauce, fish sauce, vinegar, bay leaf and pepper. Cover and steam for 7 to 9 minutes. Remove the cover and toss to combine. Discard the bay leaf and serve hot.

Makes 4 side dish servings.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user SUNSHOWER.

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  • Bad
    1/2 cup of oil is way too much for this dish. - 3/21/07

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  • Incredible!
    I love garlic spinach sauteed in a light olive oil, fresh baby spinach and fresh crushed garlic mm mm good! - 3/20/07

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  • Good side dish
    - 3/20/07

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