A white bowl with a black fork holds a serving of sautéed spinach, Mushrooms, grape tomatoes, and sweet peppers for a Spinach Medley, A Healthy Spinach Side Dish.

Spinach Medley

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Here’s a healthy spinach dish made with sauteed spinach, sweet peppers, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes seasoned with red pepper flakes and soy sauce. It’s so flavorful and hearty you could serve it as a meatless main dish. Whether you are dieting or just trying to eat healthier, this Spinach Medley recipe will help you stay on track.

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Start With Sweet Red Peppers

Have you tried a bag of mini sweet red, orange, and yellow peppers from the grocery store, yet? 
A bag of sweet red, orange, and yellow mini peppers.

They are delicious any way you serve them. I keep a bag in my refrigerator for cooking and snacking. Their sweetness is the perfect beginning for this spinach side dish.

Sautéed sweet peppers in a pan with a wooden spoon.

First, use a large pan. Then sauté the peppers in olive oil with a bit of garlic. Add some sliced mushrooms and whole grape tomatoes allowing them to cook for a few minutes. Next add half of a large container of fresh spinach.

A handful of fresh green spinach thrown into a pan of sautéed peppers, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes with a wooden spoon for Spinach Medley, A Healthy Spinach Side Dish.

Then cover the pan and let the leafy greens cook down. Because this vegetable takes up a lot of real estate you need to cook it in batches reloading the pan with the rest of the spinach after the first half is cooked down.

A pot of spinach with its lid being removed halfway over spinach.
Spinach contains health benefits for diabetes management, cancer and asthma prevention. It’s a good source of protein, fiber, iron, calcium, and magnesium plus much more.
Popeye knew where to get his strength!

Last Step Of Spinach Medley

After the spinach is cooked, it’s time to season with salt, red pepper flakes, and soy sauce. Just give it a good stir and you’re done! It’s so delicious! I get much satisfaction biting into the meaty mushrooms and those little tomatoes that pop with flavor. The heat from the red pepper flakes with the salty soy sauce compliment this spinach side (or main) dish perfectly. They make my mouth happy!

A Pan of sautéed spinach, peppers, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes with a wooden spoon for Spinach Medley, A Healthy Spinach Side Dish.
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A white bowl with a black fork holds a serving of sautéed spinach, Mushrooms, grape tomatoes, and sweet peppers for a Spinach Medley, A Healthy Spinach Side Dish.

Spinach Medley

This vegetable dish of spinach, mini sweet peppers, mushrooms, and grape tomatoes flavored with red pepper flakes and soy sauce makes a hearty side or meatless main dish. It’s quick, easy and very healthy.

  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 3 cups 1x


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 1/2 cups sliced mini sweet pepper, about 910
  • 4 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 8 ounces mushrooms, sliced
  • 1-pint grape tomatoes, whole
  • 10 ounces fresh spinach
  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes


  1. Heat oil in a large saucepan.
  2. Saute peppers in oil for about 10 minutes, adding the garlic during the last few minutes of cooking.
  3. Add mushrooms and tomatoes, sauteeing for about 5 more minutes, or until the tomatoes start blister.
  4. Add half of the spinach and close the lid until spinach is cooked down, leaving enough room for the rest of the spinach to be added to the pot. Close the lid on the second batch of fresh spinach and simmer on medium-low heat for about 5 minutes. 
  5. Season with salt, pepper flakes, and soy sauce, stir, and serve.


Garnish with pecan pieces or your favorite nut for added taste and crunch.

  • Author: Louisiana Woman
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: side dish

Keywords: spinach side dish

Eating On A Daniel Fast

I know many of us are trying to shed pounds and eat healthier at the beginning of the new year. That’s why I thought you’d like this recipe. It was something I whipped up in my kitchen recently while following a Daniel fast.

For the past 3 years, I have joined with others in a 21-day prayer and Daniel fast in the month of January. Basically, the fast is a diet of drinking only water and eating fruits and vegetables while abstaining from sugar, bread, dairy, and meat. I wasn’t going to mention it, but this fast has been too good for me not to tell.

Fresh spinach, mushrooms, colored mini peppers, and grape tomatoes on a white tray.

Some of the results I’ve experienced have been that I’m feeling better overall with clearer thinking. Also, I have better time management, and the best is a greater sense of God’s presence along with answered prayers.

If you’re interested, the internet has a wealth of information about a Daniel Fast. It may be just the thing you need during this season in your life.

If you’d like another healthy spinach recipe, here is a Creamed Spinach side dish for you. It’s excellent for Keto dieting or just healthy eating.

I’ve enjoyed our time together and hope to hear from you soon.

“To fall in love with God is the greatest romance, to seek him the greatest adventure, to find him the greatest human achievement.”

St. Augustine of Hippo

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