Korean Sesame Spinach Recipe: Healthy & Fabulously Flavorful by 30Seconds Food

Korean Sesame Spinach Recipe: Healthy & Fabulously Flavorful

Koreans have a word for their vegetable side dishes from the land or the sea: namul. This Korean sesame spinach recipe fits into this boldly seasoned side dish category. Not only do you get the health benefits of spinach and sesame seeds from this recipe, but you get a taste of Korea.

In Korea, they always toast the sesame seeds, so be sure not to skip this step. Toasting gives this spinach recipe even more flavor. To toast the sesame seeds, put them into a dry skillet over low heat and cook, stirring constantly, until lightly browned and fragrant, about 2 to 3 minutes.

Serve this sesame spinach recipe as a side dish with chicken, beef, pork or seafood, or add to bibimbap.

Cuisine: Korean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes
Servings: 4


Here's how to make it: 

  1. Bring the water to a boil in a large soup pot. Add the spinach and cook, stirring often, until wilted, about 3 minutes. Pour the spinach into a colander and let it cool, then squeeze out as much moisture as you can. Chop the spinach, if desired.
  2. In a bowl, combine the spinach, sesame seeds, soy sauce, sesame oil and garlic. Serve at room temperature.

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Sesame Oil $3 & Up
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Donna John
My kind of side dish!
Korean food is just so tasty. This looks really good. 😍
So quick, easy, healthy. Serve it up...

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