Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Spinach with Sesame Oil

Spinach, Spinach & Spinach – Spinach has a high nutritional value and is extremely rich in antioxidants, especially when fresh, steamed, or quickly boiled. It is a rich source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, magnesium, manganese, folate, betaine, iron, vitamin B2, calcium, potassium, vitamin B6, folic acid, copper, protein, phosphorus, zinc, niacin, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids. The list just goes on, the question is what do you do with this green leafy thing?

Most people just eat it raw in their salad, or mix it with their salad, with walnuts, apples and blue cheese.  Others just put it into things like eggs scramble, lasagna, or quiche.  But what if you want to keep as much as possible from the nutrients and just keep spinach as a side dish, what do you do then?  I have a few things I do with the spinach, here is a simple spinach side, it takes only 5 minutes or less. But I am looking for other ideas.  What do you do with your spinach?

Spinach with Sesame Oil 

Ingredients
1 bunch of spinach
1 garlic clove
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp soy sauce
Sesame seeds
Salt
Pepper

Clean the spinach and wash it off. Put it all in a wok and then put all the other ingredients in there, pressed garlic, sesame oil, soy sauce, salt and pepper.  Stir until it has gone down in size, about 2-3 minutes.  Sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy as a side dish with meat or chicken.

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12 Responses to “Spinach with Sesame Oil”

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    Maddie — August 18, 2010 @ 8:53 am

    This looks great — Asian flavors go so well with greens! In college, when I was a vegetarian, I loved making one-bowl meals of brown rice, cooked lentils, a caramelized onion and sauteed spinach. The onion lends so much flavor that all you need otherwise is salt and pepper.

    (And I just got e-mails with all your nice replies to my comments — you’re too sweet! I hope your move went as well as a move can go. :) )

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    Sommer @ A Spicy Perspective — August 18, 2010 @ 7:01 pm

    I like it wilted with vinegar and butter–the way mom used to make it. But this looks like a quick and flavorful alternative!

    • Delishhh replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 9:29 pm

      Sommer – Vinegar and butter sounds really interesting. So you would just mix that with raw spinach?

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    honeybee — August 22, 2010 @ 10:29 pm

    I love spinach. do you have any idea of how to make spinach juice more ‘drinkable’? I want to try detox with vegetable juice.

    • Delishhh replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 9:54 pm

      Honeybee – Have you ever tried to make it a smoothy with banana and orange juice? I would think those would remove some of the spinach flavors.

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    pierre — August 22, 2010 @ 11:18 pm

    simple classic but so good !! Bravo to you Pierre

    • Delishhh replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 9:58 pm

      Pierre – do you have any good spinash recipes?

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    Kim Bauer — August 23, 2010 @ 1:40 am

    This looks awesome and so simple. I am so hungry right now and I have everything but the sesame seeds. Thanks for the recipe!

    • Delishhh replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 9:59 pm

      Kim – Thanks for stopping by. Do you have any good spinach recipes?

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    Leanne Chesser — August 23, 2010 @ 5:51 am

    Yum! Spinach is one of my favorite veggeis and I love it done so simply like this. I like it best raw in salads or slightly cooked with some salt (I’ve also had it with garlic and soy sauce) but the sesame oil and seeds in your recipe sound so good. I’m definitely going to make this.

    • Delishhh replied: — August 27th, 2010 @ 10:03 pm

      Leanne – I am with you, i like my spinach raw too. I often do the garlic and soy sauce as well. Let me know if you find some other good spinach recipes.

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