Spicy and Sweet Spinach Recipe - Allrecipes.com
Spicy and Sweet Spinach Recipe
  • READY IN 15 mins

Spicy and Sweet Spinach

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"I came up with this recipe after needing to cook a huge bunch of fresh spinach. It's flavorful!"

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    5 mins

    15 mins


  1. Heat olive oil in large skillet over medium-high heat; stir in the garlic and cook until just beginning to brown. Add the fresh spinach and stir to coat with the oil. Season with red pepper flakes, salt, and ground black pepper. Cover the skillet and cook for 4 to 5 minutes. Pour in a little bit of liquid (water or broth) if your skillet seems dry. As the spinach cooks, it will wilt and reduce in size. Once the spinach is cooked through, add raisins and stir for 1 more minute, until heated through.
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Jan 18, 2008

Nice change from the usual! I usually just steam or saute with a little olive oil, garlic and salt & pepper, but was in the mood for something different. Only used 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes and that was plenty! Added a splash of red wine vinegar before serving, not that it needed it really, but supposedly a little vinegar on your greens will help your body to better absorb the calcium in them.

May 14, 2007

Good flavor -- more than a little spicy! A few helpful hints: 12 cups fresh spinach = 1 lb = 1/2 cups cooked spinach. So at the end of this recipe, you'll have about 1 1/2 cups of food. I used diced dried apples instead of golden raisins, and this worked well. You'll need a big pot in the beginning in order to hold all the spinach, but it whithers quickly.


16 Ratings

May 19, 2008

Pretty good recipe, although I must admit I altered mine quite a bit. I didn't have golden raisins so I used roughly chopped dried cherries. their tart/sweet combo worked well. I also added slivered almonds and a few splashes of red wine vinegar both suggestions from previous reviews. I noticed before I added the vinegar, this dish was somewhat bitter, but after the addition of the vinegar the bitter was gone and I liked the dish much more. I think I might try making it again.

Oct 22, 2009

Very different for those like me who are "boring" salt & pepper cooks. I didn't have golden raisins so I used regular raisins, added some sliced almonds, and red wine vinegar as others had suggested. Didn't care for it with first bite, but it grew on me. I would try this again, but I would add some more red wine vinegar when I dish-it-up.

May 03, 2010

Liked this a lot. It came out great. We all should eat more high iron foods like spinach and here's an easy way to accomplish that.

Apr 22, 2008

a wonderful side my husband loved it!! I used the red wine vinegar like a few others. The raisins were a nice addition. Then because I was in the mood for a nutty flavor I added some cashews...I think next time I will use almonds.Terrific! Thanks, Cookinmomma

Oct 21, 2011

Tasty way to each cooked spinach!

Apr 03, 2013

Didn't like the raisins and had to pick them out before I could finish my bowl. Cut way back on the red pepper as the kids wouldn't eat it otherwise. I used 1/2 spinach, 1/2 beet greens. Excellent, thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 69 kcal
  • 3%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 2.7 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 2.2 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 2.6 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

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

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