Sping! Fresh spinach! Wash them, very well. Drain. Heat 1 tbs of olive oil in a big pan, add 1 garlic clove. Add spinach, cover. After 5 minutes add raisins and pine nuts. Cover. Cook for 5-10 minutes max, until volume is half of the original. Serve.
Pesto is not an exact science. Pesto is simple but tricky: you MUST have at hand top ingredients! You need the best Italian (better genovese) basil you can find, better home grown from seeds, the best pine nuts, the best pecorino, garlic and very good not too fruity extra verging olive oil. Stated this it