Popeye spinach

Popeye spinach

Sesame seeds, soy sauce and a touch of sugar transform steamed spinach into a really special dish by Makiko Sano. 

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VeganVegetarianHealthyLow in saturated fat
  • Serves4
  • CourseSide
  • Prepare5 mins
  • Cook5 mins
  • Total time10 mins
  • Pluscooling

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp fine salt
  • 450g pack spinach
  • 30g sesame seeds
  • tbsp caster sugar
  • tbsp soy sauce

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of water to the boil with the salt, add the spinach and blanch for 1-2 minutes. Drain, run under cold water and drain again; cool. When cool enough to handle, squeeze out the excess water.

  2. Meanwhile, toast the sesame seeds in a dry frying pan for 1-2 minutes until light golden and fragrant; tip onto a plate to cool. Transfer to the small bowl of a food processor and whizz to a fine powder. Put the sesame powder in a serving bowl with the sugar and soy sauce; mix well. Toss the spinach in the dressing to serve.

Nutritional

Typical values per serving when made using specific products in recipe

Energy

499kJ/ 120kcals

Fat

5.3g

Saturated Fat

0.9g

Carbohydrates

11g

Sugars

10g

Fibre

5.1g

Protein

5g

Salt

1.9g

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