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, Specific Carbs, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, No Sugar Added

Daily value:



  • Fat 16g 24%
  • Carbs 41g 14%
  • Saturated 2g 8%
  • Fiber 7g 29%
  • Sugars 23g
  • Monounsaturated 7g
  • Polyunsaturated 5g
  • Protein 9g 19%
  • Sodium 184mg 8%
  • Calcium 252mg 25%
  • Magnesium 221mg 55%
  • Potassium 1,633mg 47%
  • Iron 8mg 42%
  • Zinc 2mg 14%
  • Phosphorus 218mg 31%
  • Vitamin A 1,064µg 118%
  • Vitamin C 73mg 122%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 18%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 1mg 30%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 1mg 28%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 447µg 112%
  • Vitamin E 7mg 33%
  • Vitamin K 1,107µg 1,383%
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