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Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

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Quick Facts

Servings: 2
This side dish will be even more delicious if you use flavorful vegetable broth.


  • 2 Tbs vegetable broth or water
  • 1 10-ounce package baby spinach leaves (or two 5-ounce packages)
  • pinch of salt
  • 2 tsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 tsp minced or crushed garlic
  • 2 Tbs pine nuts, lightly toasted
  • 2 Tbs raisins
  • freshly ground black pepper


  • Place the broth or water and spinach in a medium-size microwave-safe bowl (if using a microwave) or pot (if using the stove). Cover the bowl with a plate, or the pot with a lid.
  • Microwave the bowl on high for 1 minute, or cook the spinach in the pot over medium high heat for 1 minute.
  • Remove from the heat, and stir in the salt, olive oil, and/or garlic. Serve hot, warm, or at room temperature, topped with pine nuts, raisins, and a grind or two of fresh black pepper.
Recipe courtesy of Eat, Drink, and Weigh Less by Mollie Katzen and Walter Willet, M.D. Copyright © 2006 Mollie Katzen and Walter Willett, M.D. All Rights Reserved. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold.

Nutrition Note: Nutrition Facts calculated using a serving size of 1 cup.

Variation: You can also make this with a 10-ounce package of frozen, defrosted spinach. Squeeze out some of the water after the frozen spinach has thawed.

Kitchen Tip: This dish will keep for up to 5 days in a tightly covered container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 164
  Calories from Fat 94 (57%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
(0%)Cholesterol 0mg
(7%)Sodium 164mg
(26%)Potassium 926mg
Total Carbohydrate 15g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 7g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(11%)Protein 6g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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