Side dishes really are a thorn in my side.
That’s why a love a roast. You have your meat, carrots and potatoes all together and the most you have to think about is finding some kind of bread to go with it.
But, alas, you can not have roast every night.
Sometimes you just have to make sides.
Luckily, I have finally found a side that is almost as easy as throwing a bag of salad in a few bowls.
Sautéed Garlic Spinach and Tomatoes
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- 2 tablespoons minced garlic (I used the kind in a jar)
- 1 pint of cherry tomatoes
- 2 bag of prepared (bagged) baby spinach
- salt and pepper to taste
Heat oil over medium/high heat in a large skillet. Add tomatoes and cook until they begin to pop. (I then kind of squash them with my spatula). Add in garlic and cook for 2-4 minutes, or until fragrant. Place the spinach in the pan and mix around until wilted. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm.
This is so very simple, good and healthy. You could very easlily change up this up to fit your taste buds as well. Examples being – add shallots or top with Parmesan cheese.