Simple Sesame Spinach

Total Time
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 min

Yum! I love spinach and this simple recipe turns the colourful vegetable into a delicious side dish. This quick, cool dish is great with fish or chicken. Enjoy!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place spinach in a large bowl and cover with boiling water. Let stand 1 minute.
  2. Strain and rinse under cold water to cool.
  3. Squeeze out excess liquid and return to bowl.
  4. In a small bowl, stir together soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and sugar. Stir into spinach and serve.
Most Helpful

5 5

Nif I agree Yum is the word! I made as written, chopping the spinach and serving in baked acorn squash bowls. We loved the light Asian flavors and that the spinach was perfectly with just the 1 minute in boiling water. This is a true keeper that we will be enjoying again. Thanks for the post.

4 5

Simple and delicious! I used less sesame oil and made half the recipe. I liked the method of blanching the spinach. Thanks for sharing the recipe! Made for ZWT9, The Apron String Travelers

5 5

Spinach is our favorite vegetable and this recipe didn't disappoint. The blanching time was perfect and the Asian flavor was a nice change from our normal way of eating this delicious veggie. I took Debbwl idea and also served this spinach in acorn squash bowls (except I grilled ours). This will definitely be used again. Thanks for another winner. Made for team Tasty Testers for the Asian round during ZWT9.