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

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Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

69 calories; protein 2.6g; carbohydrates 10.8g; fat 2.7g; sodium 61.3mg. Full Nutrition
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Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
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. Read More
(18)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 8
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
01/18/2008
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. Read More
(18)
Rating: 4 stars
05/14/2007
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. Read More
(17)
Rating: 4 stars
05/19/2008
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/22/2009
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/22/2008
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 Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2010
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/21/2011
Tasty way to each cooked spinach! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/19/2009
I make this receipe a couple of times a month. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
04/03/2013
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! Read More
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