Saturday, March 30, 2013

Spinach with Onions, Raisins, Pistachios, & Sweet Spice

Cooked greens simply do not need to be the dull side dish that you struggle to get your family to eat.   In this recipe, we combine spinach with a rich combination of other flavorful ingredients that also adds texture. Serve with spiced black bean salad to create the centerpiece of a nutrient rich, incredibly satisfying meal. The "sweet' spice makes the spinach much more interesting for the kids.

Serves 4


2 1⁄2lbSpinach, fresh
1TOlive Oil
1Onion, Small
1⁄4cWine, sweet white (or vermouth)
4TRaisins, golden (plumbed in hot water)
1⁄2tTrade Routes Sweet Spice Blend


Cover raisins in 2 tablespoons of white wine.  Wash spinach. Leave in colander to drain.  
Heat large pan (that also has a cover) to a medium-low heat. Add oil and onions. Cover and cook until soft, stirring occasionally.  Blend in spices,* nuts and raisins. Add spinach and wine.  Toss ingredients together in the pan. Cover.  Toss again after two or three minutes. Cook until spinach is wilted.
Nutrition Facts Per Serving: Calories 175; Protein 5g; Carbohydrates 26g; Total Fiber 8g;  Soluble Fiber 0g;  Sugar 9g; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat .5 g; Monounsaturated Fat 3.5g;  Polyunsaturated Fat 1 g, Trans Fat 0g; Omega-3 0; Cholesterol  0mg;  Calcium 110mg; Iron 4.3mg; Magnesium 9mg; Potassium 1211mg; 156 Sodium mg.

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