Cuttlefish with spinach is a simple dish, a healthy stew that you can prepare any day of the week in less than 30 minutes.

When you want to prepare a quick stew with quality protein and the green touch that you love, you start thinking and you don't always come up with the ideas you would like.

You may think of stews that are too complicated, and that they end up not being quick, that they require many ingredients, which complicates the process, or they may not be as healthy as you thought.

It is also common to think of stews for which you do not have enough time, it is already known that not all of us can or want to spend the morning cooking every day, and most of the time it is necessary to stick to quick and simple recipes.


You only need 30 minutes to prepare this cuttlefish with spinach.


To prepare this dish you only need to start with a sauce made with olive oil, onion and garlic.


cuttlefish with spinach


Then sauté some thinly sliced ​​artichokes, then the cuttlefish and when everything is already fried, a splash of white wine or fish stock will make the flavors blend well.

Cook for about 15 minutes and add the spinach and spices, correct the salt and leave for 5 more minutes, the stew is ready.

Cuttlefish is an excellent source of protein, but that's not all, it also provides selenium, iodine, phosphorus, iron, sodium, vitamin B12, niacin, riboflavin, B6 and vitamin A.

It does not contain fat or carbohydrates, but its high content of sodium, potassium and cholesterol should be noted, the latter may be surprising, but the truth is that cuttlefish and squid contain much more cholesterol than shellfish.

In this dish, the value of cuttlefish lies in the contribution of proteins that, as you well know, is essential, since this macronutrient has many functions in our body,

Check out this post if you are interested in knowing more about them.

One of the advantages of this recipe, thanks precisely to that protein intake, is its satiating power, without being too caloric, and it is also easy to digest.


Cuttlefish are a good source of protein, an essential macronutrient for life.


This stew has an advantage, you can prepare it in advance, store it in the refrigerator and heat it when it is convenient for you to consume it, it is better that it does not take long, for example, prepare it in the morning or at noon and you have dinner ready.


cuttlefish with spinach


In this dish, in addition to the cuttlefish, the artichoke stands out, as you know, it is a winter vegetable, but for that reason you should not limit yourself to preparing it in those months, when they are not available, you can use onion and leek and add some green beans or carrots cut into thin strips, for example.

And to end the party, some spinach, a dark green leafy vegetable that provides us with some important vitamins and minerals, mainly vitamins A, B9 (folic acid), C and E, also vitamin K, and minerals such as calcium, sodium, iron and magnesium, they also stand out for their potassium content.


Spinach stands out for its high content of vitamin A, vitamin K, calcium and potassium.


It is noteworthy that 100 g of cooked spinach provide 136 mg of calcium and 100 g of raw spinach 99 mg, this indicates that there are many sources of calcium beyond dairy.

It is interesting to note that in evolutionary diets the sources of calcium are varied, in addition to green leafy vegetables, seeds, nuts and the bones of sardines are also very good sources.

If you want to know more about calcium and the best sources in the diet, read this post.


Why I like this recipe so much:

  • High in protein and low in carbohydrates.
  • Rich in micronutrients, vitamins and minerals.
  • It is prepared in a short time.
  • It needs few ingredients.
  • It can be done in advance.

Cuttlefish with spinach is a high-protein, low-carb recipe.


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Here is the recipe with all the details so that it is very easy for you to prepare this stew.



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Cuttlefish with spinach is an easy low carb stew, you need cuttlefish, onion, artichokes, spinach and less than 30 minutes.

DIsh stew, Main Course
Kitchen Spanish, International
keyword artichokes, spinach, high protein, keto, lowcarb, cuttlefish
Preparation time 10 minutes
Cooking time 20 minutes
Total time 30 minutes
Servings 2 rations
Calories 188 kcal
Composer missblasco


  • 300 g clean fresh cuttlefish 2 medium cuttlefish
  • 100 g chopped onion
  • 1 sliced ​​garlic clove
  • 150 g artichokes 2 artichokes
  • 50 g spinach a good handful
  • 1/4 cup vegetable broth or fish stock 75 ml approximately
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 pinch sea ​​salt

Elaboration step by step

  1. Sauté the onion and sliced ​​garlic, season.

  2. Add the thinly sliced ​​artichokes.

  3. When it's sautéed, add the cuttlefish, give it a few turns.

  4. Add the broth and cook for about 15 minutes, cover the pot.

  5. Lastly, add the spinach and cook for another 5 minutes.

  6. If you let it sit for a bit the flavors will settle and blend, serve and enjoy this high protein, low carb dish.

Nutritional Information
Amount per serving (1 plate)
Calories 188 Derivatives of 18 fats
% of the recommended daily value *
Fat 2g3%
Saturated fats 1g6%
Cholesterol 168mg56%
Sodium 787mg34%
Potassium 1027mg29%
Carbohydrates 16g5%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Proteins 28g56%
Vitamin A 2980IU60%
Vitamin C 28mg34%
Soccer 207mg21%
Iron 11mg61%
* Percentages of Daily Values ​​are based on a diet of 2000 calories.