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Sautéed Spinach with Garlic, Ginger & Turmeric

Sautéed Spinach and Onions

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  • Author: Chef Whitney Aronoff
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegan


Sautéed spinach and onions recipe with turmeric, garlic and ginger for a healthy and anti-inflammatory vegetable side dish.


  • Extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 medium yellow onion, sliced half-moon
  • 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
  • 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
  • 1/2 tsp turmeric powder
  • 1/2 tsp curry powder
  • 1 tsp ground corriander
  • Pinch of cayenne
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 cup of broth or water
  • 2 lbs fresh baby spinach


  1. In a large pot, add olive oil and onions. Sautéed on medium-low heat till onions are translucent, about 6-8 minutes.
  2. Add all the spices, salt and pepper. Stir to combine and activate.
  3. Start adding spinach in large batches, using tongs to stir in and wilt. Add 1/2 cup of water or broth. Keep adding spinach till wilted and combined with onions.
  4. Add additional salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with cilantro if desired.


Garnish with cilantro if desired.

Enjoy with a side of rice or with Root Vegetable Mashed Potatoes

Great with protein sides of paneer cheese, halloumi cheese, chicken or paleo meatballs.