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Spanish Spinach

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“Adapted from gourmet_recipes_from_around_the_world. Will be flush with spinach here in a few weeks so am looking forward to making this fresh from the garden! Planning to serve as breakfast/lunch with poached eggs (mmmm!) & as a side for roasted poultry & fish. Plan to add a bit of lemon when serving alongside fish.”

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb fresh spinach, about 4 bunches, rinsed, chopped (1 lb. frozen chopped spinach)
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon smoked paprika (Spanish pimenton)
  • 14 teaspoon salt
  • 23 cup water
  • 12 cup pine nuts, toasted


  1. Toast the pine nuts in a dry pan over medium heat, shaking every 30 seconds until they become fragrant & slightly golden. Do not burn by leaving unattended! Dump toasted nuts on a plate to cool.
  2. If using frozen spinach, microwave 4 to 6 minutes on high with no additional water but do cover them. If using fresh spinach, place rinsed but not dried leaves in a large pan and cook, stirring until wilted, about 3 to 4 minutes. Drain.
  3. Heat the oil in a nonstick, nonreactive skillet over medium heat. Add pimenton and cook, stirring about 2 minutes. Add spinach, salt and approximately 2/3 cup water, stirring another minute. Add pine nuts and toss until just heated through.

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