Sigumchi Namul (Korean Spinach Salad Kimchi)

"I haven't tried this yet. I love this when I have it at Korean restaurants."
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  • Rinse the spinach a few times until no more sand is coming off the leaves.
  • Steam the spinach until tender.
  • Put the spinach in a strainer and let it cool down.
  • When it is cool enough squeeze gently as much water as possible out of it and cut the leaves coarsely.
  • Mix all the ingredients into the spinach and the salad is ready.
  • Serve at room temperature.

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  1. LoriLions
    I decreased the serving to one. Using a 6 oz. bag of spinach, I steamed the spinach for two mins. in the microwave using a Glad Simply Steam bag. I used white vinegar since it didn't specify the type--mirin, rice wine? I also used white pepper versus black. I omitted the sesame seeds since my mom hates them and the sesame oil provides plenty of flavor; next time I will decrease the sesame oil. I have also used Splenda in lieu of the sugar and it works well. A definte, tasty keeper. Thanks!
  2. tiffany k
    Great recipe! Thanks for sharing!
  3. ladyfingers
    Simple preparation, tasty dish. And easy enough to alter ingredient proportions or add personal salad preferences (like green onions, water chestnuts, etc). I halved it, kept the spinach still slightly crisp and used less sesame oil and soy sauce. Thanks, gobruijns, for an easy way to prepare a favorite vegetable. This made for a quick, good lunch.


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