Spinaci Alla Romana

Roman-Style Spinach

Preparation info
  • Serves


    • Difficulty


Appears in
Recipes from an Italian Farmhouse

By Valentina Harris

Published 1995

  • About

In the Lazio, they grow the widest variety of vegetables anywhere in the country. La Campagna Romana has been Rome's market garden for many centuries. Their spinach is especially sweet in this delectable and original recipe.


  • 55 g (2 oz) sultanas
  • 900 g (2


Soak the sultanas in warm water for 15 minutes, then drain. Meanwhile, wash the spinach very carefully, trim it and cook it without liquid in a covered pan until soft. Leave it to cool, then squeeze it dry with your hands.

Melt the butter in a pan with the oil, add the garlic and fry it until crisp, then discard the garlic. Add the pine nuts and toss until brown then remove. Add the dry