Recipe by Robyn Webb
"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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toasted pine nuts
freshly ground black pepper
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!!
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.
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!
Love this, but we ALWAYS add raisins (equal amount to pine nuts). Raisins, pine nuts and spinach were made to go together.
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.)
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.
I never thought I would eat spinach .. this recipe has changed my way of thinking!
I love spinach and pine nuts. This recipe is delicious! My kitchen smelled great after making it.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Spinach and Pine Nuts
Serving Size: 1/6 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 6
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 35
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