How Do You Microwave Fresh Spinach?

The first step in microwaving fresh spinach is to ensure it is washed thoroughly. After washing the spinach, users should trim the stalks and remove wilted or damaged leaves, add some water, season it and place it in the microwave to cook it.

After washing and inspecting the spinach, users should place the leaves in a microwave safe bowl and add a teaspoon of water. The spinach should be then cooked on high for several minutes until the leaves take on a dark brown color.

After the spinach is microwaved until it is thoroughly cooked, then add seasoning to give it more flavor. One way to season spinach is to microwave 2 teaspoons of olive oil with two cloves of fresh garlic. Microwave the ingredients on high for 30 seconds or until the garlic leaves become soft, then add salt and pepper to taste before pouring it over the spinach and tossing it thoroughly.

After microwaving spinach, it can be stored in the refrigerator or freezer for several days. To store the spinach, keep it in an airtight container. The leaves can be kept whole, or the spinach can be finely chopped. Adding a bit of water to the container before placing it in the refrigerator helps to keep the leaves fresh and moist.