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Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.

Makes

6 servings

A nice side for winter meat entrees, this bright and flavorful dish is a delicious way to get your greens onto any table. The simple list of ingredients makes it easy to prepare. —Gretchen Whelan, San Francisco, California
Spinach with Pine Nuts and Raisins Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  1. Place raisins in a small bowl. Cover with boiling water; let stand for 5 minutes. Drain and set aside.
  2. 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 just until tender, 4-5 minutes. Serve with a slotted spoon.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup: 171 calories, 13g fat (2g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 175mg sodium, 11g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 5g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fruit.

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