Spinach with pine nuts & garlic

Spinach with pine nuts & garlic

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(8 ratings)

5 mins work

Easy

Serves 6
A stylish side dish that's ready in a flash

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal127
  • fat10g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars0g
  • fibre4g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.84g
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Ingredients

  • 1kg fresh spinach, or 500g frozen leaf spinach
    Spinach

    Spinach

    spin-atch

    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…

  • 3 tbsp olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • 3 tbsp pine nut
  • 2 garlic cloves, finely chopped or crushed

Method

  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.

  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.

  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.

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kickingkatie
27th Mar, 2008
4.05
I cooked this with the Slow Cooked leg of lamb with red wine and onions recipe, it worked really well, although i would fry the onion for a few mins (rather than briefly) just because i like my garlic to be slightly more cooked.

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