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Tired of the usual side dishes? Try the spinach alla romana

Roman-style spinach

If you don’t know how to cook spinach then this recipe with raisins and pine nuts is perfect for you. Here are the spinach alla romana.

We really like to offer you quick and easy side dishes that you can serve with almost any course, because we know how difficult it is to bring something different to the table every day. Roman spinach is for you if you are looking for something simple and tasty , quick to prepare and really tasty.

This recipe cleverly combines the bitter taste of vegetables with the sweet one of raisins. Of course, the butter added during cooking does its part and the crunchiness of the pine nuts give the dish an extra edge, but it is still a simple recipe. Let’s see how to prepare it together!

Roman-style spinach
Roman-style spinach

How to prepare the Roman spinach recipe

  1. First get some spinach , preferably fresh. Wash them thoroughly by first soaking with water only, then one with water and bicarbonate and finally a final rinse with water. There should be no soil residue left in the sink.
  2. Meanwhile, soak the raisins in warm water.
  3. Without worrying about removing excess water, transfer them, half at a time, to a pan. Cover and simmer over low heat until completely wilted.
  4. Then transfer them to a colander and cook the remaining half.
  5. Squeeze the spinach well, cut them coarsely with a knife and put them back in the pan with the butter , the squeezed raisins and the pine nuts .
  6. Cook over high heat, seasoning with salt , and serve hot.

Among the other recipes with spinach, staying on the subject of simple side dishes, we recommend you try the classic spinach with butter .


You can transfer the leftover spinach to an airtight container and refrigerate it for a couple of days. Then heat them in a pan or in the microwave before consuming them.

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