Spinach Roman Style

25 mins (prep 5, cooking 20)
7 ingredients
4 servings
This dish is all technique. The garlic cloves are browned, the pine nuts toasted and the raisins are plumped in water and heated, each flavor enhancing the spinach. I cut this recipe out of a June 2007 New York Times magazine. The original recipe was published in 1989 and came from "The Food of Southern Italy" by Carlo Middione. Put here for safekeeping, and will try this soon. I will definitely lower the amount of oil way below 1/3 cup, which is what the published recipe stated. If you are not concerned about your waistline, go ahead and use that much. I think this is a very sophisticated recipe, appropriate for a dinner party.

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  • 3 tablespoons raisins (black or golden, smallest available)
  • 4 bunches spinach, bunches washed at least twice but not dried, trimmed of stems (2 1/2 pounds untrimmed)
  • 1 tablespoon virgin olive oil
  • 5 medium garlic cloves, peeled and well crushed
  • 4 tablespoons pine nuts
  • 1 pinch salt (big pinch)
  • fresh black pepper (6-7 grindings)


Serving Size (27.63 g)
Servings 4
Amount per Serving
Calories 132.7 Calories from Fat 91.44
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10.16g 62.54%
Saturated Fat 0.73g 14.62%
Trans Fat 0.0 %
Cholesterol 0.0mg 0.0%
Sodium 1.52mg 0.25%
Total Carbohydrate 10.72g 14.29%
Dietary Fiber 0.96 g 15.32%
Sugars 7.1 g %
Protein 2.37g 18.92%
Vitamin A 4.29IU% Vitamin C 0.37mg%
Calcium 7.91mg% Iron 1.03mg%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your diet value must be higher or lower depending upon your calorie needs:
  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less Than 65g 80g
Sat Fat Less Than 20g 25g
Cholesterol Less Than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less Than 2,400mg 2,400mg
Total Carb   300g 375g
Dietary Fiber   25g 30g
Potassium   3,500 mg
Protein   50 g
Calories Per Gram
Fat 9•Carbohydrate 4•Protein 4
*Nutrition information was calculated excluding the following ingredients:
virgin olive oil, medium garlic cloves, pinch salt, fresh black pepper