Oshitashi (Japanese Spinach Salad With Roasted Sesame)

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Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins

From Nora Pouillon, this salad pairs beautifully with grilled shrimp, seared tuna or other fish or seafood.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Toast the sesame seeds in a skillet until lightly colored. Cool.
  2. Add the spinach to a large saucepan of boiling water and cook 2 to 3 minutes until wilted.
  3. Have an ice bath ready.
  4. Drain the spinach in a colander, shock in the ice bath (to retain color of spinach), then drain again.
  5. Squeeze dry and place in a bowl.
  6. Mix the cooked spinach with the soy sauce, mirin and sesame seeds.
  7. Serve at room temperature.
Most Helpful

4 5

This was easy and good.

5 5

This was delightful and a lovely accompaniment to an Asian salmon feast we had tonight. The sesame seeds are key and should not be left out (as I expect is each ingredient in this short-but-sweet recipe).

5 5

I've made this twice and it's so delicious. Thanks for a great recipe!