This is from about a week ago, but I never got around to posting it. It’s an attempt to replicate Delica’s spinach salad…
And don’t worry, this is my last Delica post for a while! (I’m working on making the burdock and lotus root salad, but it hasn’t come out. Can’t figure out the dang dressing.)
This is just cooked spinach in a sesame dressing. It’s delicious and easy and just one more reason why I adore Delica.
1 head of spinach, chopped roughly
2 teaspoons sesame oil
1.5 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon sugar
dash of salt
1. Chop the spinach. You can keep or discard the stems.
2. Boil 1.5-2 cups of water and add the spinach. Cook for 5-7 minutes, until the spinach has turned bright green, but hasn’t become dull. When it’s done, pour into a strainer and immediately douse with cold water to prevent further cooking and preserve the bright green color.
3. Heat the soy sauce and vinegar and stir in the sugar. Let it dissolve. Remove from heat. Mix in the rest of the ingredients for the dressing and add to the drained spinach. Let marinate for 15-20 minutes or more to let the flavors really fuse together.
I also tried the spinach with the dressing from the asparagus salad I posted the other day and it was delicious. So if you’re in the mood for a creamier dressing, try it out!