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Spinach with pine nuts & garlic

Spinach with pine nuts & garlic

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  • Preparation and cooking time
    • Total time
    • 5 mins work
  • Easy
  • Serves 6

A stylish side dish that's ready in a flash

Nutrition: per serving
HighlightNutrientUnit
kcal127
fat10g
saturates1g
carbs3g
sugars0g
fibre4g
protein6g
low insalt0.84g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg fresh spinach , or 500g frozen leaf spinach
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 3 tbsp pine nut
  • 2 garlic cloves , finely chopped or crushed

Method

  • STEP 1

    Wash the spinach thoroughly and cram into a large pan. Pour over a little boiling water, cover tightly and cook for 2-3 mins, until the leaves have wilted.

  • STEP 2

    Tip into a colander and drain well. Use the side of a small plate to press the spinach down to extract the last of the water. If using frozen, defrost in the microwave and drain.

  • STEP 3

    Meanwhile heat the oil, add the pine nuts and fry until golden. Add the garlic and fry briefly, then stir in the spinach and stir until heated through. Season and serve in a warm side dish.

RECIPE TIPS
GREEN ALTERNATIVES

This treatment also works well with green beans (cook for 5-6 mins) or broccoli florets (cook for 3-4 mins).

Recipe from Good Food magazine, April 2005

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