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Korean Spinach Salad 

We all need more recipes that are quick, delicious, nutritious, and combat food waste! Korean Spinach Salad, what do I say-… Tick Tick Tick! Picture this- you are at the shops, you imagine yourself eating beautiful healthy salads all week so you buy a packet of spinach. Thursday rolls around and oops! You ate out, skipped lunch, ate a sandwich with the kids… etc. That beautiful bag of spinach looks at you with a forlorn sigh, looking a bit wilted and defeated. We meant well…

It’s ok! You can still show that spinach the love it deserves! With this handy recipe, you can add an impressive, beautiful looking, tasty, and adorable side dish to any meal, adding a cool Asian twist- totally upping your cooking cred! Make it tonight!

Serves 4-6 as a side 

What you need – 

  1. 500g baby spinach

  2. 1 tsp salt, to add to the water

  3. 6 cups water 

Seasoning ingredients

  1. 1 tbs shallots, finely chopped

  2. 1 tsp minced garlic

  3. 1/2 tsp salt or to taste

  4. 1 tbs sesame seeds (pan roasted is better but not necessary)

  5. 2 tbsp sesame oil


  1. Bring the water to the boil, add the salt, and blanche for 10- 30 sec. just a quick dunk really.

  2. Drain and rinse the spinach under cold water for a minute.

  3. Squeeze out excess water.

  4. Add all seasoning ingredients. If you have any fun or spicy sushi topping – feel free to sprinkle it on as well.

  5. Feel amazing that you are: getting 3x the nutrition out of your spinach than eating it raw, saving food, saving money, looking like a master chef!


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