Papas con Espinacas (Potatoes with Spinach)

by Erica Dinho on August 7, 2011

Papas con Espinacas

I want to share a simple, but delicious side dish with you today. I made these Potatoes with Spinach along side grilled salmon and it made for a wonderful and easy meal.

Enjoy it!



(4-6 servings)

  • 2 pounds medium white potatoes, skin on and halved
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound spinach
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Put the potatoes in a pot, cover with water and bring to a boil over medium heat. Salt the water and cook until the potatoes are tender.
  2. Drain the potatoes and set aside.
  3. In a large saucepan over medium heat. Add the oil, onion, garlic and cook, stirring occasionally, until the onion begins to soften, about 1 minute.
  4. Add the spinach and red pepper flakes and cook, about 3 minutes. Add the potatoes, salt and lemon juice.
  5. Stir and cook about 5 minutes more. Season with salt and pepper. Serve warm
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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Chris August 7, 2011 at 1:41 PM

I think I’ll have to try this with a roasted chicken. I know you used salmon but for some reason I think I’d like a spicy roasted or grilled chicken paired with this. I like this post Erica!


2 Karen August 7, 2011 at 1:50 PM

Mmm, I can just taste the lemon in this. What a great way to use spinach – I’ll have to remember it!


3 Angie@Angiesrecipes August 7, 2011 at 2:36 PM

A simple and comforting salad!


4 Kim August 7, 2011 at 9:43 PM

I could easily eat this as my main meal:) Forget just having it as a side dish… ha ha!


5 5 Star Foodie August 8, 2011 at 3:47 PM

A terrific combination, super delicious!


6 tasteofbeirut August 9, 2011 at 11:14 AM

This is delicious and I will try it soon!


7 Faith August 9, 2011 at 4:17 PM

What a great side dish! I love spinach and it looks really delicious in this recipe!


8 Pinoy Recipe August 14, 2011 at 10:51 AM

A very simple yet looking delicious recipe. I also love your food presentation. Cheers!


9 Soma August 17, 2011 at 4:47 PM

Erica, how have you been? its been long and we are still getting our breath back after the vacation at home:) This dish sounds so darn similar to potato spinach we make – except i use cumin. Love it!


10 Oysterculture August 27, 2011 at 9:28 PM

Looks yummy, and perfect paring for that salmon dish you featured in another post.


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