Korean Spinach

korean spinach

Cheats Korean Spinach

I can hear my friend Crystal laughing at this one as it is far from authentic Korean. It is a 100% American hack but it is so fast and tastes pretty close to a proper cold Korean Spinach salad.

You can use 500g frozen spinach and get about 4 servings so easy to batch “cook”. Serve cold. It is much better with toasted sesame seeds but I was in a hurry so just used plain in these photos.

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korean spinach

Korean Spinach

Healthy and easy cheat version of Korean Spinach. Not authentic but super fast and makes an easy side dish. Tastes best when it has overnight or a few days to sit in the fridge. Serve cold.
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CourseLunch, Soups & Salads, Sides
CuisineAmerican
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time10 minutes
Servings4 serving

Ingredients

  • 500 grams frozen leaf spinach , thawed, drained
  • 4 tablespoons soy sauce , Kikkomon or other Japanese style soy sauce
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic salt (optional)
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds toasted

Instructions

  • Thaw and drain the spinach (preferably overnight)
  • Using kitchen towel, squeeze as much water as possible out of the spinach
  • In a small bowl, mix soy sauce, toasted sesame oil and garlic salt (if using)
    korean spinach
  • Pour the sauce over the spinach and using clean hands, massage into the spinach.
  • Toast the sesame seeds in a dry non-stick fry pan until golden brown.
  • Portion the spinach and sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds
    sesame seeds
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