Spinach Sesame Salad

5-minute Japanese style salad.  Healthy and very tasty.


2 bunches of spinach
1 tsp salt

Salad dressing:
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!


Fireweed said...

Mmmm! I have enjoyed this delicious salad at a local Japanese restaurant and had been thinking about looking for a recipe for it. Gracias, Helena!!

Helena said...

Thank YOU! I eat this every week... it's just too good :)