Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins
Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox


  • 1/3 Cup  pine nuts
  • 2 Tablespoons  extra-virgin olive oil
  • cloves garlic, grated or crushed
  • 1 Cup  raisins
  • 2 Pounds  fresh baby spinach*
  •   Salt, to taste
  •   Zest of 1 lemon

Here's a healthy, delicious, and vegan side dish that's perfect for Thanksgiving or any other time of year. Pine nuts are a great way to add a nutty richness to leafy green vegetable dishes, and raisins add a little sweetness without a whole lot of sugar.

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In a large skillet, sauté the pine nuts in the olive oil over medium heat until they start to brown, about 2 minutes. Reduce the heat to low, add the garlic, and cook for about 1 minute. Add the raisins and let them cook for 2-3 minutes. Remove from the pan and set aside.

In the same skillet, sauté the spinach over medium heat until it starts to wilt. Season with salt, to taste. Add the reserved pine nuts and raisins and lemon zest, and cook until all of the liquid from the spinach has evaporated.


*Note: You can substitute frozen spinach for fresh, making sure to squeeze most of the water out before cooking.


Calories per serving:

303 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber Vegan, Vegetarian, Paleo, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 62g 96%
  • Carbs 162g 54%
  • Saturated 7g 33%
  • Fiber 29g 115%
  • Sugars 93g
  • Monounsaturated 28g
  • Polyunsaturated 20g
  • Protein 38g 76%
  • Sodium 737mg 31%
  • Calcium 1,009mg 101%
  • Magnesium 883mg 221%
  • Potassium 6,533mg 187%
  • Iron 30mg 169%
  • Zinc 8mg 54%
  • Phosphorus 873mg 125%
  • Vitamin A 4,256µg 473%
  • Vitamin C 292mg 487%
  • Thiamin (B1) 1mg 71%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 2mg 119%
  • Niacin (B3) 10mg 49%
  • Vitamin B6 2mg 111%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 1,789µg 447%
  • Vitamin E 27mg 134%
  • Vitamin K 4,427µg 5,533%
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