Spinach with Sesame Dressing

If you don’t like spinach, you might reconsider after you try this. It is insanely simple and the flavor is amazing – a perfect mix of sweet and savory.

The recipe makes extra dressing, which will keep for a few weeks in the refrigerator.
(from Japanese Home Cooking by Shunsuke Fukushima)
1/4 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds, ground in a mortar and pestle
1 large bunch spinach (leaves only)
sesame seeds (for garnish)
Bring soy sauce and sugar to a boil in a small saucepan, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.
Remove from heat and stir in ground sesame seeds.
Wash spinach leaves well in several changes of cold water.
Half fill a large saucepan with water and bring to a boil.
Add spinach, return to a boil, and cook until the spinach is wilted (about a minute).
Drain the spinach and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
Toss with a few tablespoons of dressing, then garnish with sesame seeds.
(serves 2)
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5 Responses to “Spinach with Sesame Dressing”


  1. 1 That Girl September 19, 2008 at 4:46 am

    I love spinach! And sesame dressing!

  2. 2 Katie September 19, 2008 at 10:58 am

    Spinach is a favorite of mine. I’m going to have to try this, then, huh!

  3. 3 KMAYS September 19, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I’m a huge fan of spinach, though DH isn’t so much (I kind of have to hide it). I could probably eat this as a meal when DH is gone.

  4. 4 Vera September 20, 2008 at 4:01 am

    What a wonderful way to serve spinach! It must taste fantastic!

  5. 5 Sophie September 23, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    What a yummy way to use spinach :). Thanks for joining our blogroll over at Key Ingredient :)!


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