5-minute Japanese style salad. Healthy and very tasty.
2 bunches of spinach
1 tsp salt
2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
4 tbsp mirin
1 tbsp rice vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
4 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp sesame oil
Wash the spinach -DO NOT CUT ANYTHING YET!
Add 1 tsp salt to boiling water. Cook the spinach for 2 minutes.
Prepare salad dressing (while cooking the spinach):
Mix all the ingredients in a bowl. Reserve.
Turn off heat and strain spinach. Rinse with cold water.
Squeeze gently with your hands, not too much.
Cut off the stem ends (1/2 inch).
Form a "ball" with the spinach and cut in 2-inch-long pieces.
Add salad dressing. Mix well.
VARIATION: Add tofu cubes to this salad... it's delicious!