Garlic Shrimp & Spinach

This delicious recipe is perfect for a quick and easy meal that will leave you feeling satisfied and nourished.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil, divided
  • 1 clove garlic, sliced
  • 2 cups spinach
  • 1/4 tsp salt plus 1/8 tsp, divided
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon zest
  • (frozen) or 6 oz shrimp (M)
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

This garlic shrimp and spinach recipe is a quick and easy dinner option that is packed with flavor. The dish features tender, juicy shrimp that are cooked in a garlic-infused olive oil and tossed with red pepper flakes for a little extra kick. The spinach is wilted in the same skillet, adding a dose of nutrients and a pop of color to the dish. The combination of garlic, shrimp, and spinach is a tasty and satisfying meal that can be enjoyed on its own or served over rice or pasta.

Step by Step Instructions

Step 1

Heat 1 part of the olive oil in a large pot over medium heat. 

Step 2

Add half the garlic and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. 

Step 3

Add spinach and ¼ tsp salt and toss to coat. Cook, stirring once or twice, until mostly wilted, 3 to 5 minutes. 

Step 4

Remove from heat. Transfer to a bowl and keep warm. 

Step 5

Increase heat to medium-high and add the remaining oil to the pot. Add the remaining garlic and cook until beginning to brown, 1 to 2 minutes. 

Step 6

Add shrimp, crushed red pepper and the remaining 1/8 tsp salt; cook, stirring, until the shrimp are just cooked through, 3 to 5 minutes more.

Step 7

Serve the shrimp over the spinach, sprinkled with lemon zest and parsley. 

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