Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins
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Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Vicky Cohen and Ruth Fox

Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

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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Notes

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

Directions

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.

Nutrition

Calories per serving:

643 kcal

Daily value:

32%

Servings:

4
  • Carbohydrate, by difference 43 g
  • Protein 54 g
  • Total lipid (fat) 30 g
  • Vitamin A, IU 5 IU
  • Vitamin B-12 1 µg
  • Vitamin B-6 1 mg
  • Vitamin D 32 IU
  • Vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) 1 mg
  • Alanine 3 g
  • Arginine 4 g
  • Ash 4 g
  • Aspartic acid 5 g
  • Calcium, Ca 17 mg
  • Cholesterol 116 mg
  • Choline, total 127 mg
  • Cystine 1 g
  • Fatty acids, total monounsaturated 9 g
  • Fatty acids, total polyunsaturated 10 g
  • Fatty acids, total saturated 8 g
  • Fiber, total dietary 4 g
  • Folate, DFE 10 µg
  • Folate, food 10 µg
  • Folate, total 34 µg
  • Glutamic acid 8 g
  • Glycine 2 g
  • Histidine 2 g
  • Iron, Fe 3 mg
  • Isoleucine 2 g
  • Leucine 4 g
  • Lysine 5 g
  • Magnesium, Mg 96 mg
  • Manganese, Mn 1 mg
  • Methionine 1 g
  • Niacin 20 mg
  • Pantothenic acid 2 mg
  • Phenylalanine 2 g
  • Phosphorus, P 628 mg
  • Potassium, K 1396 mg
  • Proline 2 g
  • Riboflavin 1 mg
  • Selenium, Se 108 µg
  • Serine 2 g
  • Sodium, Na 893 mg
  • Sugars, total 15 g
  • Thiamin 2 mg
  • Threonine 2 g
  • Tryptophan 1 g
  • Tyrosine 2 g
  • Valine 3 g
  • Vitamin D (D2 + D3) 1 µg
  • Vitamin D3 (cholecalciferol) 1 µg
  • Water 170 g
  • Zinc, Zn 4 mg
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