Spinach With Pine Nuts

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 10 mins

For ZWT8, from a Spanish website of traditional recipes. "This Spanish rice dish makes a change from Spanish paella and is just as delicious (if you like clams)." Tips and ideas: Prepared this spinach dish just before the meal to ensure that it´s served hot Serve as a side dish with this seabass recipe. Add a pinch of nutmeg when adding the salt and pepper gives the spinach an aromatic flavour.


  1. Wash the spinach thoroughly and cut the rough stems off.
  2. Cook the spinach in very little water in a covered pan for 5 mins then drain and chop.
  3. Heat the olive oil over a medium to low heat and add the finely sliced garlic, sultanas and pine nuts. Fry gently for 2 - 3 mins, stirring all the time so that the pine nuts brown but do not burn. Add the spinach.
  4. Mix all ingredients together and season with salt and pepper.


Most Helpful

I repeated Rita~'s cooking method and sauteed the garlic, pine nuts and sultanas together and then added the fresh spinach while the skillet was still hot, and I cooked it just until the spinach wilted a bit (maybe 5 minutes or so). And it was delicious. The sultanas add a wonderful taste, and the pine nuts give it a nice contrasting texture. We really enjoyed this dish. Thanks for sharing your recipe, Elmotoo. Made for the Best of 2012 tag game.

NorthwestGal January 25, 2013

This is a quick to put together. And I made it even quicker then stated in directions. I sauteed roasted garlic, pine nuts and raisins for a touch in the oil then I added baby spinach right to the mix, tossed n covered till just wilted. This would work great with bitter green adding sweetness for the sultanas. Thanks made for Veggie Tag. Thanks

Rita~ November 26, 2012

This was simple to prepare and great tasting. Love the pairing of spinach with pine nuts, and the sultanas added a nice surprise! Thanks, Elmotoo! Made for Aussie Kiwi Recipe Swap #70.

mersaydees November 25, 2012

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