Blanched Spinach side dish (Korean: Sigeumchi-Namul)

Preparation Time:

5 Minutes

Difficulty:

1

4 Servings

A tasty and easy vegetarian side dish

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Traditionally served as a vegetable side dish, this can either be a tasty entree or a vegetable dish.

Ingredients

  • 3-4 bunches of water / English spinach (salad spinach is  also okay)

  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

  • 1 stalk spring onion

  • 1 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tbsp sesame oil

Method

  1. Wash spinach thoroughly with running water

  2. Blanch spinach for 30-60 seconds (Note: for salad spinach, simply running it with boiling water will suffice)

  3. Strain and squeeze excess water

  4. Roughly chop spinach into bite-sized pieces

  5. Add condiments and mix

  6. Enjoy!

Nutritional Value

  • Spinach is high in insoluble fibre, iron, calcium, magnesium, vitamin A, vitamin K and folate. In fact, ½ cup of raw spinach will give you enough vitamin K for the day!