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Spinach Namul


Makes 1 side dish



300g spinach

1 minced garlic clove



1 tbsp soy sauce

1 tsp red pepper paste


Baking & Spices

1 tbsp sesame seeds

1 tsp red pepper powder


Oils & Vinegars

1 tbsp sesame oil



  1. Bring water to boil in a big pot.

  2. When the water is boiling, move quickly and toss all the spinach in. Stay at the stove.

  3. When the spinach shrinks down, wait for another minute.

  4. Remove spinach from the water with a strainer. Run it through the cold water right away.

  5. Gently rinse and squeeze the water out of the spinach with your hands, or using a paper towel.

  6. Separately mix soy sauce, garlic, sesame oil, red pepper powder and red pepper paste.

  7. Add this mixture to the spinach and combine (best done with your hands).

  8. Sprinkle sesame seeds to garnish.



It’s a quick and simple recipe, so make sure to move quickly not to overcook the spinach. Keep it light with seasoning to have that subtle spinach flavor.

Best served as a side dish with Kimchi and rice. Also perfect with sushi or in a poke bowl. Amazing on a toasted bread.

Lasts in the fridge for up to 5 days.

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