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Spinach with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

Yield 4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)
This Spanish-inspired side dish is a sweet-savory combination of garlicky wilted spinach, buttery pine nuts, and golden raisins. One serving is a tasty way to pack in 114 milligrams of magnesium--about 25 percent of your daily needs.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 1/3 cup golden raisins
  • 2 (9-ounce) bags baby spinach
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 teaspoons pine nuts, toasted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 121
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 3.1 g
  • satfat 0.3 g
  • monofat 1.4 g
  • polyfat 1.1 g
  • protein 3.9 g
  • carbohydrate 24.1 g
  • fiber 6.7 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 4.5 mg
  • sodium 352 mg
  • calcium 100 mg

How to Make It

  1. Combine 1/2 cup boiling water and raisins; let stand 15 minutes or until raisins are plump. Drain.

  2. Combine spinach and 2 tablespoons water in a large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook 3 minutes or until spinach wilts, stirring frequently. Remove from pan. Wipe pan with a paper towel.

  3. Heat oil in pan over medium heat. Add garlic; cook 30 seconds, stirring frequently. Add spinach, raisins, salt, and pepper; cook 1 minute or until thoroughly heated. Stir in pine nuts.