Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Chilled Sesame Spinach

Sooo super yummy and refreshing, this Chilled Sesame Spinach hits the spot!!

I found this recipe on WholeLiving.com and had all the ingredients on hand.  

Ingredients
·         Coarse salt
·         2 pounds spinach, stems trimmed, washed
·         1 1/2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil
·         1 1/2 tablespoons naturally brewed soy sauce
·         1 1/2 tablespoons rice vinegar
·         1 1/2 tablespoons mirin (rice wine)
·         3 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Directions
1.     Prepare an ice-water bath; set aside. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; season with salt. Add spinach, and cook just until wilted, about 30 seconds. Drain immediately in a colander, and plunge into prepared ice bath. Let spinach cool completely, about 30 seconds; drain again. Using your hands, squeeze excess water out of spinach, and transfer to a work surface. Coarsely chop spinach, and place in a medium bowl; set aside.
2.     In a small bowl, whisk together sesame oil, soy sauce, rice vinegar, and mirin. Add dressing and sesame seeds to the spinach; mix to combine.
Happy healthy eating!  xoxo

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