Gomae - Japanese Style Spinach Salad

Gomae - Japanese Style Spinach Salad created by TasteTester

This is Chef floWers version of Spinach Gomae. It's a side dish I often ordered at my favourite Japanese restaurant (before it closed down.) I found a visual version on you tube and since I couldn't find a recipe on www.recipezaar.com I thought I would add it to Zaar's collection. We all love this salad and my daughter can eat the whole serving (if I let her). I often double the recipe, so she can have extra greens, well it worked for Popeye The Sailor Man. Ayyye

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  • Toast sesame seeds until slightly brown, you will smell the scent of the sesame seeds when it’s ready.
  • Reserve small amount of the sesame seed for the garnish.
  • Place the rest on a plate and crush (you could do this in a processor as well), then place in a bowl.
  • Add water, soy, sugar into the bowl with the sesame seed. (If you are using the food processor then add these ingredients into the processor). Set aside until Spinach is ready.
  • To cook the spinach: Add a pinch of salt into a pot of boiling hot water. Mix then add spinach for one minute (ONLY ONE MINUTE or the recipe is ruined).
  • Pour the spinach and water into a colander and run cold tap water to cool down the spinach, this will stop it from cooking more.
  • Squish the spinach with your hands, until all the moister is out of the spinach (you are only left with a small hand full of spinach).
  • Cut spinach into strips (You could skip this part).
  • Place spinach onto serving bowls and drizzle the dressing onto the spinach, then add reserved sesame seed as garnish.
  • Enjoy Chef floWers Gomae - Japanese Style Spinach Salad.
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"This is Chef floWers version of Spinach Gomae. It's a side dish I often ordered at my favourite Japanese restaurant (before it closed down.) I found a visual version on you tube and since I couldn't find a recipe on www.recipezaar.com I thought I would add it to Zaar's collection. We all love this salad and my daughter can eat the whole serving (if I let her). I often double the recipe, so she can have extra greens, well it worked for Popeye The Sailor Man. Ayyye"

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  1. Pranit R.
    This looks straight out of disneyland! Ya gotta add this to Khal.com!
  2. Kay V.
    Delicious! Out of this world. Will be a weekly staple! Cooked for the first time today using Coco aminos and swerve sweetener as healthier substitutes. Didn’t have anything to crush the seeds so left them whole. It was not a problem and still amazingly good.
  3. Jen in Victoria
    The dressing wasn't sweet or tangy enough for me. Next time I will use my usual recipe.
  4. TasteTester
    Gomae - Japanese Style Spinach Salad Created by TasteTester
  5. TasteTester
    Mmm -- so easy and so delicious. We loved the sauce, and especially the wonderful taste of the toasted sesame seeds. I used fresh, pre-packaged and pre-washed spinach from the produce section of our store, so it was super-quick to get this on the table. The only change I would make is to perhaps stir-fry the spinach, or remove the excess water from boiling by putting it in a tea towel and pressing on it. I found that by squeezing the spinach, it lost a lot of visual appeal as the spinach was all clumped together, but the taste is a 5-star for sure.
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