recipe: sesame spinach

February 24, 2007 § 1 Comment

I was inspired by this bento box lunch at teaism in Washington, D.C., to make my own little version at home.  The recipe here is for one component: sesame spinach. 

 Adapted from Moosewood Restaurant LowFat Favorites:

16-20 oz baby spinach

2T seasame seeds

2t sugar

1T soy sauce

In a dry skillet on medium heat, roast the sesame seeds, stirring continuously, for a couple of minutes, until the seeds are fragrant and golden.

In between two sheets of wax paper, roll and crush the sesame seeds.  Stir the sugar and soy sauce together until the sugar dissolves, then add the crushed sesame seeds.


Wash spinach, shake off excess water and place in covered pot.  Place the pot of spinach on high heat and steam for 2 – 3 minutes, until it is wilted but still bright green.  Drain.  Toss the spinach with the sesame past to coat the leaves evenly.

Combine the spinach with other tasty treats like rice with rice seasoning, potstickers, edamame, or steamed buns, and you’ve got yourself a nice light lunch or dinner.


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