Sauteed Spinach with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins

Sauteed Spinach with Pine Nuts & Golden Raisins

6 Reviews
From: EatingWell Magazine, April/May 2005

Pine nuts and sweet golden raisins brighten up sauteed spinach.

Ingredients 2 servings

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  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons golden raisins
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 10-ounce bag fresh spinach, (see Ingredient note), tough stems removed
  • 2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
  • ⅛ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon shaved Parmesan cheese
  • Freshly ground pepper, to taste


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  1. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add raisins, pine nuts and garlic; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and salt. Serve immediately, sprinkled with Parmesan and pepper.
  • Note: The sturdier texture of mature spinach stands up better to sauteing than baby spinach and it's a more economical choice. We prefer to serve baby spinach raw.

Nutrition information

  • Per serving: 146 calories; 9 g fat(2 g sat); 3 g fiber; 14 g carbohydrates; 6 g protein; 161 mcg folate; 2 mg cholesterol; 7 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 11,470 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 203 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 273 mg sodium; 625 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (229% daily value), Folate (40% dv), Iron (22% dv), Calcium (20% dv), Vitamin C (20% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 1
  • Exchanges: 1½ vegetable, ½ fruit, 2 fat

Reviews 6

May 07, 2013
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By: EatingWell User
Awesome salad I love golden raisins and these just make this salad. I use them often in cooking. I make a dish with sauted onions, raisins and wheat bulgur that is simply delicious and I would love this as a starter. Too many raisins? Never! Pros: Everything Cons: None
July 27, 2010
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By: cmd7072
I love this recipe.. even though I did not use exact ingredients. The idea behind it is great. I sauteed chopped garlic (2 cloves), pine nuts, dried cranberries & lemon zest with pepper & a little kosher salt for about 3 minutes in olive oil. Added the spinach, for another 2 min or so until wilted. Finished with shredded parm cheese. Unbelivably awesome taste!!! Can't stress enough how good this version is!
July 27, 2010
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By: EatingWell User
This was unbelivably awesome! I sauteed chopped garlic, pine nuts, dried cranberries & lemon zest in olive oil for about 3 minutes, then added the spinach for another 2 minutes or so. Unreal good. Love the idea for this dish (even if I didn't use the exact ingredients)
January 12, 2010
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By: rissers
This was a perfect combination of flavors. I had to make a few substitutions for ingredients I had. Used chopped walnuts instead of pine nuts and sauteed it in sesame oil. I"ll definitely make it again.
October 06, 2009
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By: merrij
I made this last nite; we didn't have pine nuts, so we just added extra raisins and garlic. It was super quick and easy, and yummy! This recipie made two servings, and we ate the whole thing. My friend said he would probably leave off the cheese, I love cheese, but don't care one way or the other in this recipie because I don't think it added much. We will make this again!
September 21, 2009
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By: alimami
This dish was so satisfying...right acidity and sweetness. We all enjoyed the spinach with the various flavors. I will continue to make this!
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