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.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings/ serving size 1/2 cup
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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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  • Wash the spinach, but allow the water to cling to the leaves. Cook the spinach until it wilts in a skillet over medium-high heat, about 3 minutes.

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  • Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the spinach, pine nuts, and garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Season with pepper and serve.

Nutrition Facts

83 calories; protein 7.2g 14% DV; carbohydrates 8.8g 3% DV; fat 3.9g 6% DV; cholesterol 0mg; sodium 179.6mg 7% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2007
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!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
07/11/2011
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. Read More
(5)
54 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 28
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/24/2007
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!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/30/2003
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! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/11/2004
Love this but we ALWAYS add raisins (equal amount to pine nuts). Raisins pine nuts and spinach were made to go together. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/16/2004
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.) Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
07/10/2011
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. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/09/2003
I never thought I would eat spinach.. this recipe has changed my way of thinking! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/22/2008
I love spinach and pine nuts. This recipe is delicious! My kitchen smelled great after making it. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/20/2004
very good.....just needed to add some salt Read More
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