Sesame spinach

Sesame spinach

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(9 ratings)

Prep: 5 mins Cook: 1 min plus chilling


Serves 2
Flavoured traditionally with sesame, soy sauce, vinegar and sugar, this quick and simple dish is a classic and versatile Korean side

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal104
  • fat8g
  • saturates1g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre3g
  • protein4g
  • salt1.1g
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  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • ½ tbsp soy sauce
    Soy sauce

    Soy sauce

    soy sor-s

    An Asian condiment and ingredient that comes in a variety of of varieties ranging from light to…

  • ½ tsp toasted sesame seeds, crushed
  • ½ tsp rice vinegar
  • ½ tsp golden caster sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, grated
  • 225g spinach, stem ends trimmed



    Used in almost every cuisine across the world, spinach is an enormously popular green vegetable…


  1. Bring a large pot of water to the boil and fill a large bowl with cold water and a handful of ice. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl, stir together the sesame oil, soy sauce, sesame seeds, vinegar, sugar, garlic and pepper to taste, until the sugar has dissolved. Set the dressing aside.

  2. Blanch the spinach in the boiling water until just wilted, then scoop straight into the cold water. Drain well and squeeze out any excess water. Gently loosen the clumps of spinach with your fingers, transfer to the bowl of sesame dressing and toss together. Cover and chill for about 1 hr to let the flavours mingle.

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Minoo's picture
25th Jun, 2016
So simple and so delicious. We had this with jap chae noodles. Will make again!
29th Oct, 2015
Easy and unexpectedly good. I get annoyed about how the amount of spinach shrinks once wilted, so did this dressing with fresh spinach the second time and it was still lovely.
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