Spinach and Pine Nuts Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spinach and Pine Nuts Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Spinach and Pine Nuts

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"In the mood for a bit of something green and leafy? Try this scrumptious spinach with pine nuts. Preparation time: 10 minutes. This recipe is from The WEBB Cooks, articles and recipes by Robyn Webb, courtesy of the American Diabetes Association."

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Original recipe makes 6 servings/ serving size 1/2 cup Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Wash the spinach, but allow the water to cling to the leaves. Cook the spinach until it wilts in a skillet over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes.
  2. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spinach, pine nuts, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Season with pepper and serve.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 24, 2007

This dish was excellent! Truly simple and delicious! But I confess - after reading the directions, I ignored them (two steps??). I also didn't measure or time anything properly, but no matter - this couldn't go wrong unless you have the heat too high. My simplified version: Saute the garlic (and a julienned red pepper) in the oil (just until the pepper slightly loses its brightness). Add the damp spinach and stir to wilt, then add pine nuts, salt and pepper. Cook until you're happy with the consistency by simmering a few minutes longer at med-high to reduce any extra liquid. I sprinkled each serving with a scant tsp of finely grated mild cheese, and this was fabulous. I added the red pepper for a little extra flavour and a bit of visual pop. Definitely a keeper, and most likely a regular dish in our house from now on. Thanks for sharing!!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 10, 2011

Hmmm, just two teaspoons of olive oil for three pounds of spinach doesn't seem nearly enough to me. I just drizzle, but I know I use considerably more. This was the first time I added pine nuts, which I toasted in the microwave, and I don't think they did anything to improve this.

Dec 30, 2003

I've made a similar recipe before with one variation: I toast the pine nuts in the oven before adding them to the spinach and garlic...everybody loves it!

Feb 11, 2004

Love this, but we ALWAYS add raisins (equal amount to pine nuts). Raisins, pine nuts and spinach were made to go together.

Dec 15, 2004

This is my favorite way to prepare spinach. I add golden raisins and salt to this recipe. If you are looking to cut down the fat, it is delicious without the pine nuts, too. (In which case I strongly encourage the raisins.)

Jul 31, 2003

Good recipe, easy to make. I used frozen chopped spinach and it worked well. My family loved it. Thought the recipe could use more garlic though.

Jul 08, 2003

I never thought I would eat spinach .. this recipe has changed my way of thinking!

Jun 22, 2008

I love spinach and pine nuts. This recipe is delicious! My kitchen smelled great after making it.


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  • Calories
  • 83 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 8.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 3.9 g
  • 6%
  • Fiber
  • 5.1 g
  • 21%
  • Protein
  • 7.2 g
  • 14%
  • Sodium
  • 180 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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