Baby Spinach w/Golden Raisins & Pine Nuts
By 30 Minutes or Less
Sweet golden raisins and crunchy pine nuts make this a fabulous way to eat your spinach!

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  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
Category: Side Dishes
Serves: 4
Cups of Fruits & Vegetables per Serving: 2 1/2
Think Variety; Think Color: Yellow/Orange, Green

Ingredients

4 Tbsp pine nuts

2 bags (10 oz each) leaf spinach, rinsed 

2/3 cup golden seedless raisins

1/8 tsp ground nutmeg

1/8 tsp salt

Directions

  1. In a medium pan, cook and stir pine nuts on high heat, until they begin to brown lightly and smell toasted. Set the pine nuts aside in another dish.
  2. Return the pan to burner. Add 1/4 cup water and bring to boil over medium-high heat. As it begins to boil, add a small handful of the spinach. Cook and stir until it being to wilt.
  3. Push the wilted spinach to the side of the pan and add another 1/4 cup of water and a handful of spinach. Continue until all the spinach has been cooked, adding raisins with the last handful of spinach.
  4. Sprinkle with nutmeg and salt. Cook and stir until the spinach is wilted and the raisins are warm.
  5. Remove from heat. Press out excess water.
  6. Divide into 4 servings and top with pine nuts. Serve.

Nutritional Information

  • Calories:    160
  • Carbohydrates:    26g
  • Total Fat:    7g
  • Cholesterol:    0mg
  • Saturated Fat:   0.5g
  • Dietary Fiber:    4g
  • % of Calories from Fat:    39%
  • Sodium:    190 mg
  • Protein:    6g
  • Recipe Credit
  • Recipe courtesy of Keep the Beat™, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.

 

 

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