Spinach with Pine Nuts Recipe

This Mediterranean recipe adds real zest and pleasure to the healthful properties of spinach, such a great early-spring green.

Pine nuts, raisins, and a touch of zesty red pepper give this recipe lots of appeal, while the spinach packs some great nutritional punch with its cancer-fighting lutein and other carotenoids, as well as antioxidant vitamins, and minerals.

Popeye would approve!

INGREDIENTS
6 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 – 2 pounds fresh spinach, rinsed, spin-dried, and very coarsely chopped
5 tablespoons dark raisins
Salt, preferably kosher
Pinch of sugar
1/2 teaspoon red-pepper flakes
2 tablespoons unsalted butter
1/4 cup toasted pine nuts

1. In a pot that is large enough to hold the spinach, heat the olive oil over low heat. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for 2 minutes. Add the spinach, raisins, salt to taste, sugar, and red pepper. Toss, cover, and cook over medium heat until the spinach is wilted, 3 to 4 minutes.

2. Add the butter, in pieces, and the pine nuts, stir to mix, and serve.

Serves 4.

Adapted from The Italian American Cookbook, by John Mariani and Galina Mariani (Harvard Common Press, 2000). Copyright (c) 2000 by John Mariani and Galina Mariani. Reprinted by permission of Harvard Common Press.
Adapted from The Italian American Cookbook, by John Mariani and Galina Mariani (Harvard Common Press, 2000).

29 comments

Nils Anders Lunde
PlsNoMessage se2 years ago

ty

Terry V.
Terry V.2 years ago

thanks

Cynthia B.
cynthia b.2 years ago

wow sounds incredible love both spinach and pine nuts

Winn Adams
Winnie Adams2 years ago

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmm

Emelie Hangsel
Past Member 2 years ago

Thank you!

Vita Pagh
Vita P.2 years ago

Must try! Thank you.

Ahlam Zaid
Ahlam Zaid3 years ago

Thank you ♥

Sonia Minwer-Barakat Requ

Looks good,thanks for sharing

Laura Saxon
Past Member 3 years ago

Looks delicious, Annie. Thanks for sharing.

Fred Hoekstra
Fred Hoekstra3 years ago

Thank you Annie, for Sharing this!