Spinach with Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins

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.

Yield:

4 servings (serving size: 1/2 cup)

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Nutritional 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

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

Preparation

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

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.

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.

Note:

Maureen Callahan,

August 2006