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Spicy and Sweet Spinach

Rated as 4.38 out of 5 Stars

"I came up with this recipe after needing to cook a huge bunch of fresh spinach. It's flavorful!"
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15 m servings 69
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  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.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 69 calories; 2.7 10.8 2.6 0 61 Full nutrition

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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 an...

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 use...

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 sli...

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 sugge...

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.

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...

Tasty way to each cooked spinach!

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. Exce...

I make this receipe a couple of times a month.