Spinach with Apples and Pine Nuts

Spinach with Apples and Pine Nuts


"This is an easy and versatile recipe for spinach. I have substituted different types of nuts, frozen for fresh spinach, and apples for raisins. Yum!"


15 m servings 121 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 121 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 9.3 g
  • 14%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.4g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.2 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat the olive oil in a large skillet or wok over low heat. Add the garlic, pine nuts, and apple; cook until the nuts and garlic are golden and the apple is just soft, 3 to 5 minutes.
  2. Increase the heat to medium, and add the spinach to the skillet. Stir and cook another 2 to 3 minutes. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
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  1. 38 Ratings


Well, I love pine nuts, apples, spinach and garlic, so I knew I wasn't taking any chances trying this recipe. I was right, it's fantastic! A great combination of flavors. The only thing I cha...

I think toasting pine nuts before adding olive oil would be better. Also make sure to cook the apples on low or they become very mushy. Very good with pork chops:)

I added a little of crumbled feta cheese at the end right before serving.

Yummy. Per other reviewers, I used a green apple, added some chopped sun-dried tomatoes to the saute and feta cheese at the end. Very good!

This would be good to make as a simple yet impressive looking side dish. I was surprised that the apples ang garlic went so well together. I toasted the pine nuts to bring out the flavor, I th...

Added 8 oz sliced mushrroms, roasted brussels sprouts, sun dried tomatoes, sliced almonds (not pine nuts), and garlic. Make sure you use like a tsp of nutmeg, since there is spinach.

Very good & I love that it is a simple, tasty way to eat healthy foods. I followed the recipe exactly, but wish I would have gone with my gut to toast the pine nuts first. Oh well, next time! ...

I toasted the pine nuts before adding the oil, like others recommended. To prevent the apples from turning mushy, I cooked the garlic for a minute prior to adding the apples. This is a very ea...

Not too amazing of a side dish, but it was decent. I'd recommend toasting the nuts before adding them to the pan, they don't really get a chance to brown too well with the other things. Thanks f...