Typically you puree sesame seeds to make the dressing for this traditional spinach side dish recipe, but we use tahini to make it easier and quicker. Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2016

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  • Put a large pot of water on to boil.

  • Meanwhile, whisk tahini, vinegar, soy sauce, water and mirin in a large bowl.

  • Cook spinach in the boiling water until it just turns bright green, 15 to 30 seconds for baby spinach, 45 seconds to 1 minute for mature spinach. Drain in a colander and rinse with cold water. Press or squeeze to remove excess water. Add the spinach to the dressing and toss to coat. Drizzle with sesame oil and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired.


People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts

76 calories; 4.8 g total fat; 0.7 g saturated fat; 265 mg sodium. 498 mg potassium; 5.8 g carbohydrates; 2.6 g fiber; 1 g sugar; 3.8 g protein; 7657 IU vitamin a iu; 23 mg vitamin c; 165 mcg folate; 148 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 90 mg magnesium;

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Love this recipe! Easy to adjust to individual taste. I reduce the soy pery taste. This is an easy way to get veggies in...also super easy to make. Make sauce ahead of time and refrigerate. Read More