Vegan Japanese Spinach Salad


  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, divided
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon white sugar
  • ½ (8 ounce) package fresh spinach
  • 1 pinch salt
  • Directions

  • Step 1

    Place 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds on a plate; use the bottom of a pot or heavy measuring cup to crush the seeds. Transfer to a bowl. Add water, soy sauce, and sugar; stir dressing.


  • Step 2

    Bring a small pot of water to a boil; add salt. Add spinach and cook until wilted, no more than 1 minute. Drain spinach into a colander and rinse with cool water to stop the cooking process. Squeeze spinach with hands to remove moisture. Cut into strips.

  • Step 3

    Place cooked spinach in serving bowls. Drizzle dressing on top and add remaining sesame seeds as garnish.

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