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Spinach & Sesame "Goma Ae"

Prep Time:

5 Minutes

Cook Time:

1 Minute


2 Servings



About the Recipe

If spinach feels virtuous but eating it leaves you feeling a little underwhelmed, then this is the recipe for you. Not only is this a great way to eat one of nature's richest sources of iron, but adding sesame gives it both a flavour and nutritional boost too. What's more it's ready in a jiffy and dead simple to prepare. Spinach and sesame makes a great starter or vegetable side dish.


200g fresh baby spinach

2 tbsp toasted white sesame seeds

1 tbsp sugar

2 tsp soy sauce

1 tsp mirin

some toasted white sesame seeds for topping


rinse the spinach well

bring a medium size pan of water to the boil. blanch the spinach for 1 minute and then drain

to prepare the sesame sauce, grind the toasted white sesame seeds using a pestle and mortar. add the sugar, mirin & soy sauce and mix well

squeeze any excess water from the spinach. (be careful with your fingers as the spinach might be still hot to the touch)

add the sesame sauce to the spinach and mix well

garnish with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. your dish is ready for serving

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