Espinaca a La Catalan (Catalan-Style Spinach)

Recipe by COOKGIRl
READY IN: 15mins


  • 2
    tablespoons spanish extra virgin olive oil
  • 1
    gravenstein apple, peeled, cored, and cut into 1/4 inch cubes (read *NOTE)
  • 14
  • 14
    cup seedless dark raisin
  • 12
    teaspoon salt, plus more to taste
  • 10
    ounces fresh Baby Spinach, washed and patted dry (I use a salad spinner)


  • *NOTE: Original recipe specified a golden delicious apple. However any apple variety that holds its shape well for baking will work in this recipe: Rome beauty, braeburn, gala, for example.
  • Heat the olive oil in a large pan over a medium-high flame.
  • When the oil is very hot, add the apple cubes and cook until they are lightly browned; about 1-2 minutes.
  • Add the pine nuts and cook until they are lightly browned; about 20-30 seconds. Watch pan carefully as the pine nuts can burn quite easily! *Constantly stir the nuts to avoid burning.*.
  • Add the raisins and the 1/2 teaspoon salt; stir together. Add the spinach and sauté very fast until it just starts to wilt; about another 20-30 seconds.
  • Now remove the pan from the heat; the spinach will continue to wilt off the heat.
  • Add salt to taste, and serve immediately.