Thai spinach bites

Thai spinach bites

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(5 ratings)

Prep: 10 mins


Serves 4
These little Thai nibbles are ready in just 10 minutes

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal36
  • fat2g
  • saturates0g
  • carbs2g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre0g
  • protein2g
  • salt0.15g
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  • 2 segmented and chopped limes



    The same shape, but smaller than…

  • 2cm piece chopped ginger



    Mainly grown in Jamaica, Africa, India, China and Australia, ginger is the root of the plant. It…

  • 1 finely sliced shallot



    Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…

  • ½ chopped chilli



    Part of the capsicum family, chillies come in scores of varieties and colours (from green…

  • 1 tbsp coriander leaves
  • 2 tbsp peanuts
  • dash fish sauce

    Fish sauce

    A seasoning often used in Vietnamese and Thai cooking. In Vietnam it is usually made from shrimp…

  • sprinkle sugar



    Honey and syrups made from concentrated fruit juice were the earliest known sweeteners. Today,…

  • 8-12 baby spinach leaves


  1. Mix together limes, ginger, shallot, chilli, coriander leaves and peanuts. Season with a dash of fish sauce and a sprinkle of sugar.

  2. Lay the spinach leaves on a platter. Place a spoonful of the mix on each, then hand round and get everyone to roll them up before eating in one bite.

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Comments (7)

Gromie's picture

I agree with previous poster what does it mean when it says segment of lime? I knew it would be disgusting if I chopped the lime skin into the dish so I squeezed lime over the dish instead. These bites lack substance, they need another ingredient like carrot, cucumber or beansprouts to pack them out. It was like eating the base of a Thai curry, not nice.

CARKIR's picture

Made these over a year ago and they were delicious. Just came back to find the recipe as will be making them tonight! Surprised they do not have more ratings since. If you want to impress your dinner party guests with something different then this is your dish!

jchaps86's picture

Made this today and it was unedible? Can someone clarify what a segmented and chopped lime is? I chopped the zest off a lime then cut the leftover lime up and put it in but all i could taste with the end result was the lime.

mrs smith's picture

Top recipe! Can't reccommend it highly enough - perfect balance of ingredients - everyone wanted the recipe, loved it.

mckinnon's picture

Made these for a Thai evening for friends, they were fighting over the last one. Easy and delicious.

skye38's picture

Easy, quick, healthy and delicious.

alaura's picture

I made these as part of an oriental-themed dinner. They were great fun as they were quite strong and full of flavour so they got everyone talking! Great with pre-dinner drinks but as everything is raw, you might want to go easy on the chilli and make sure it is well incorporated as I think some of my leaves were quite mild whilst others packed a huge punch!

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