Monday, February 14, 2011

Spinach with Toasted Almonds and Raisins

So, is it just me or when you hear the word raisin do you start hearing the song, "Heard it Through the Grapevine" in your head? I loved those singing raisins back in the day. For those of you who may not remember, have a look:

Now, that you're amused (or not) here's a great twist on a spinach side dish--the raisins are a surprise................or so that's what I heard through the grapevine........

Spinach with Stuff

1 lb fresh spinach
2 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup toasted slivered almonds
1/2 cup raisins
some olive oil

Lightly sauté garlic in olive oil, throw in the spinach and a couple tablespoons of water, stir around while it warms and wilts and then throw in the almonds and raisins.


  1. i'm not sure how i feel about raisins in my spinach. but did you know that George Cowles (pronounced kohls) was dubbed Raisin King? courtesy of sacha's naturalist education. also, i used to have a california raisins beach towel. is that still in the basement? it better be. jk. psych. ship it. (don't actually ship it)

  2. I did not know about George! I believe the beach towel has bitten the dust. You might be surprised about the raisins in your spinach :-)