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Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

 Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins
A nice side for winter meat entrees, this bright and flavorful dish is a delicious way to get your greens. The simple list of ingredients makes it easy to prepare. —Gretchen Whelan, San Francisco, California
6 ServingsPrep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 1/3 cup pine nuts
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2 packages (10 ounces each) fresh spinach, torn
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand
  • for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  • In a Dutch oven, cook pine nuts and garlic in oil over medium heat
  • for 2 minutes. Stir in raisins; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in the
  • spinach, salt and pepper; cook for 4-5 minutes or just until tender.
  • Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 1/2 cup equals 171 calories, 13 g fat (2 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 175 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 5 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.