Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-low heat. Add the garlic and cook for 2 minutes. Add the pine nuts and cook until lightly golden, about 3 minutes. Increase heat to medium and add the spinach, salt, pepper, and 2 tablespoons of water. Cover and cook, tossing occasionally with tongs, until the spinach wilts, about 4 minutes. Remove from heat. Add the basil and toss until it wilts, about 1 minute. Serve immediately.
- Serve this quick side dish with grilled chicken, fish, lamb, pork, or steak. Or toss it with pasta for a last-minute main dish.
- If you can’t find basil, just omit from the recipe.