This spinach side dish, or banchan, is one of the common side dishes served at a restaurant. It’s nutritious and makes a great addition to any Korean meal or packed lunch, dosirak.

What You Need:

  • 8 oz spinach (Recommend using the pre-packaged spinach bags. Makes cleaning the spinach easy and no trimming needed)
  • 8 cups water (plus 1 teaspoon salt)
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • 1 clove minced garlic

Rinse spinach in cold water 2 to 3 times. You don’t want to end up eating gritty spinach! 😦

Add teaspoon of salt to water. Bring to a boil and add spinach.  Cook for 30 seconds on high heat. The spinach only needs a short time to cook.

Pour spinach into a strainer and rinse under cold water several times until it’s cool to touch. Form into a ball and squeeze out the excess water.

Place spinach into a bowl with measured salt and minced garlic.

Pour 1 teaspoon of sesame oil. Mix ingredients well.

Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Enjoy!


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