Chinese Water Spinach with Garlic

Serves: 1

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Equipment: large skillet or wok


  • Water spinach: 4 oz
  • Garlic, minced: 1/3 clove
  • Ginger, minced: 2 tsp
  • Olive oil: 1/3 tsp
  • Salt: 1/5 tsp


  1. With the water spinach still bunched, trim away the lower 1-2 inches of the stalks. Cut the water spinach into 2-3 inch lengths, including the stems.
  2. Soak the vegetables in a large basin of cold water to clean thoroughly. 
  3. Heat oil over high heat in a large skillet or wok.
  4. Add ginger and garlic then cook until fragrant.
  5. Add the water spinach and salt into the wok and stir fry for about 20-30 seconds until it begins to wilt.

Nutrition Facts:

Serving Size1
Number of Servings1
Energy (kcal)44
Total Fat (g)1.9
Saturated Fat (g)0.2
Cholesterol (mg)0
Sodium (mg)524
Total Carbohydrates (g)5.3
Dietary Fiber (g)2.7
Sugar (g)0.2
Protein (g)3.3
Calcium (%)8
Iron (%)17
Potassium (mg)405