Ok. I must admit when I first read this recipe I said, “RAISINS??? In Spinach… with cinnamon??? They’ve got to be kidding!” All I can say now is, “Raisins in Spinach with cinnamon… where have you been all my life?” This was AMAZING! I love spinach, although I don’t cook it often. I think this will be making regular repeat appearances on our dinner table. This goes beautifully with the Garlic Chicken and Patatas Bravas that I’ve recently posted HERE and HERE. I hope you enjoy this delicious recipe from The Essential Mediterranean Cookbook.
1 lb. spinach
2 tablespoons pine nuts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 small red onion, halved and sliced
1 clove garlic, thinly sliced
2 tablespoons raisins
Pinch of ground cinnamon
Salt to taste
Clean the spinach, wash the leaves and leave in the colander to drain.
Put the pine nuts in a frying pan and stir over medium heat for 3 minutes, or until lightly browned. Remove from pan.
Heat the oil in the pan, add the onion and cook over low heat, stirring occasionally for 10 minutes, or until translucent. Add the garlic and cook for 1 minute.
Add the spinach with the water clinging to the leaves. Add the raisins and cinnamon. Cover and cook 2 minutes or until the spinach wilts. Stir in the pine nuts and season to taste.