Spinach With Pine Nuts and Raisins

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Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins
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 any 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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Ready in
15-20 m
4
Servings
303
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Notes

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

Ingredients

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

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.

Spinach Shopping Tip

Buy green leafy vegetables like arugula, watercress, and collards – they are good sources of vitamins A, C, and K and minerals like iron and calcium.

Spinach Cooking Tip

Brighten up sandwiches or salads with small, tender leaves like spinach and add larger, tougher leaves like kale to soups and stews.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
16g
24%
Sugar
23g
N/A
Saturated Fat
2g
8%
Protein
9g
19%
Carbs
41g
14%
Vitamin A
1064µg
100%
Vitamin B6
0.6mg
27.8%
Vitamin C
73mg
100%
Vitamin E
7mg
33%
Vitamin K
1107µg
100%
Calcium
253mg
25%
Fiber
7g
29%
Folate (food)
447µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
447µg
100%
Iron
8mg
42%
Magnesium
221mg
55%
Monounsaturated
7g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
2mg
12%
Phosphorus
218mg
31%
Polyunsaturated
5g
N/A
Potassium
1633mg
47%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.5mg
29.7%
Sodium
693mg
29%
Thiamin (B1)
0.3mg
17.8%
Zinc
2mg
14%

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