Wilted Spinach with Dried Cherries and Pine Nuts

This dish was a big hit with all of us. We loved the sweet and tangy cherries tossed with the wilted spinach and toasted pine nuts. The balsamic vinegar gave such a great flavor boost to this side dish. I have a feeling I will be making this more often!

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the washed spinach, dried cherries, and pine nuts then toss often for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Keep tossing while it cooks until just wilted. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Drizzle more balsamic vinegar, if desired. Enjoy.

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Wilted Spinach with Dried Cherries and Pine Nuts

Yield: 4

Total Time: 5 min.

Ingredients:

2-3 tsp olive oil
1 clove of garlic, minced
5 cups of baby spinach, washed
1 tbsp dried cherries
1 tbsp toasted pinenuts
Balsamic vinegar, to taste

Directions:

Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add the minced garlic and cook, stirring constantly, for 30 seconds. Add the washed spinach, dried cherries, and pine nuts then toss often for 1 minute. Season with sea salt and freshly cracked pepper, to taste then drizzle with balsamic vinegar. Keep tossing while it cooks until just wilted. Remove from heat and serve immediately. Drizzle more balsamic vinegar, if desired. Enjoy.

Recipe and photos by For the Love of Cooking.net

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12 Responses to “Wilted Spinach with Dried Cherries and Pine Nuts”

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    Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl — September 17, 2013 @ 8:31 pm

    I have so much spinach I don’t know what to do with it all, so thank you for this!

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    Angie@Angie's Recipes — September 17, 2013 @ 8:37 pm

    I want this for the lunch! Love the flavours!

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    Kris — September 17, 2013 @ 9:13 pm

    That looks tasty!!! Hope you are doing well Pam!
    xo Kris

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    Lia — September 18, 2013 @ 2:44 am

    Hi Pam,
    Great combination.
    I love these kind of mixed flavours !!
    Cheers,
    Lia.

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    Debbie — September 18, 2013 @ 4:17 am

    Definitely a keeper for me. This looks so good and so healthy…Thanks!

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    Jenn — September 18, 2013 @ 5:18 am

    What a great tasty and healthy looking side dish!!

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    Blond Duck — September 18, 2013 @ 5:29 am

    I never thought of adding cherries! How cool!

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    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — September 18, 2013 @ 2:14 pm

    Such a scrumptious and easy fall side dish! I love your creativity, Pam!

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    Joanne — September 18, 2013 @ 4:51 pm

    I’m always looking for new spinach recipes. The dried cherries are such a great sweet tangy touch!

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    Dawn @ Words Of Deliciousness — September 18, 2013 @ 7:51 pm

    The dried cherries sound great with the spinach. I would have never thought of this.

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    Chris — September 21, 2013 @ 7:45 am

    This would ROCK with anything pork. Pinning it right now and will make it soon, very soon.

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    Kim in MD — September 23, 2013 @ 4:42 am

    Yum! I love everything about this dish. I think I will add some crumbled goat cheese, too!

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