Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins
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.
Calories from Fat 94 (57%)
(17%)Total Fat 11g
(6%)Saturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 4g
Monounsaturated Fat 5g
Total Carbohydrate 15g
(15%)Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
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