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Spinach with Sesame Dressing


1 bunch (about 10 oz) fresh spinach
dried bonito flake, as desired
about 1 tsp toasted white sesame seed

Sesame Dressing:

1 Tbsp + ½ tsp Japanese soy sauce
1½ tsp sugar
2 tsp water
1/8 tsp dashi granule
1 tsp sesame oil


  1. Rinse spinach thoroughly and discard ends. Drain.
  2. Mix sesame dressing ingredients.
  3. Blanch spinach in 10 cups boiling water for about 1½ minute. Remove and rinse with cold tap water. Squeeze out water from spinach and cut into 2” sections. Place in a serving dish. Pour dressing over and sprinkle with sesame seed. Top with bonito flake. Toss gently before serving.

Nutrition value for 1/2 portion of recipe:

Calorie 60, Fat 2.4 g, Carbohydrate 7 g, Fibre 3 g, Sugar 2 g, Cholesterol 0 mg, Sodium 420 mg, Protein 5 g.