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.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, March/April 2016


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Instructions Checklist
  • 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; protein 3.8g 8% DV; carbohydrates 5.8g 2% DV; dietary fiber 2.6g 11% DV; sugars 1.1g; fat 4.8g 7% DV; saturated fat 0.7g 3% DV; cholesterol 0mg; vitamin a iu 7656.6IU 153% DV; vitamin c 22.9mg 38% DV; folate 164.9mcg 41% DV; calcium 148mg 15% DV; iron 3.3mg 18% DV; magnesium 90.3mg 32% DV; potassium 498mg 14% DV; sodium 265.3mg 11% DV; thiamin 0.1mg 12% DV.

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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