Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins is a super simple, super quick, and super delicious side. It only requires 5 ingredients and 5 minutes to make!
Oh man. Life has been so busy lately. I swear it just keeps getting busier. I finished exams last week, took three days off (desperately needed!), and then I started working on my summer job.
I wake up at 5:30 a.m. every morning, bike 11 kilometers to work, work for 7.5 hours, bike 11 kilometers back home, take a 20-minute breather, start working on this website for several hours, eat dinner, and go to bed. I’m currently working around 12 hours a day. It’s tough but it’s worth it.
When life gets this busy, I love making simple and quick recipes, which is where this dish comes in. It literally only takes 5 minutes and 5 ingredients to make.
First up, the pine nuts are toasted on a dry pan for a few minutes. Then the spinach is added to the pan, and finally, but not least, you add the raisins. Stir everything around, and that’s it.
I am seriously loving pine nuts at the moment. They’re packed full of flavour and nutrients, including healthy fats, magnesium, and iron. They add a strong nutty flavour to the spinach and raisins, which I love. I also recommend adding them to salads and stir-frys.
I hope you’ll like this dish! It’s super quick to make, light, healthy, and tasty.
If you try this recipe for Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins, let me know how it goes! Leave a comment, rate it, or share a picture with me on Instagram using the hashtag #themostlyhealthy.
- 1/4 cup raisins (25 g)
- 1/4 cup pine nuts (30 g)
- 4 cups spinach (120 g)
- 1/4 tsp chili flakes
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- Salt & Pepper
Raisins in boiling water for 30 seconds
Soak the raisins in boiling water for 30-60 seconds. They should be soft but not mushy.
Toast the pine nuts in a dry large pan on high heat for 2-3 minutes or until slightly golden.
Add the spinach and chili flakes. Cook for another minute or until most of the spinach has wilted.
Transfer the spinach and pine nuts to a serving bowl and mix in the raisins and lemon juice.
Season to taste with salt and pepper.
This side is best served fresh. It won't keep well in the fridge.