Korean Spinach Side Dish

Spinach is popularly known as Popeye’s muscle food, and Popeye is right. Spinach is rich in iron, fiber, and loaded with vitamins (vitamin A, C, K, magnesium, B, E, and calcium). Spinach is used in dips, salads, and other types of dishes.

This recipe brings a Korean twist to spinach. This side dish is best paired with steamed rice. Great to serve to your vegetarian friends too!


• 1 bundle of spinach
• Salt
• 2 cloves of garlic, finely minced
• 1 green onion, finely chopped
• 2 tbsp of soy sauce
• Sesame oil
• Sesame seeds


Boil a pot of water over medium heat and add some salt.
Cut off the spinach’s dead leaves and roots.
Throw the spinach into the pot of boiling water.
Blanch for 30 seconds.
Rinse and drain the spinach 3 times using cold water.
Roll the spinach into a ball, and squeeze out the water with your hands.
In a bowl, add garlic, onion, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Mix well together with a spoon.
Cut the spinach ball into quarters.
Add the spinach into the bowl with seasoning. Mix together with your hands until sauce covers all of the spinach.
Serve on a plate and garnish with sesame seeds.

Ideas And Tips:

• If you are not really a fan of spinach, you can substitute with chard, kale, or turnip greens.

• Aside from sesame seeds, you can also garnish with nuts like pine nuts, almonds, walnuts, or peanuts.

Korean Spinach Side Dish
images – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7JQPv0xzujg

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