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A Unique Use for a Familiar Dried Fruit
Although golden raisins aren't common in pasta dishes, they add a touch of sweetness that can be especially delicious with bitter greens. This recipe incorporates the dried fruit with baby spinach leaves, ricotta, pine nuts and orange zest; it's an unusual medley of flavors and textures that totally works. For the pasta, you can use long, wavy mafalde, as well as fettuccine or another flat noodle.

Get the recipe: Mafalde with Spinach, Pine Nuts and Golden Raisins