Korean Cooking: Spinach Side Dish 시금치 나물(Sigeumchi Namul)


This is a super healthy Korean side dish that you can make in about 10-15 minutes with almost no effort at all! It’s super fragrant, chockful of vitamins and antioxidants and is super refreshing and light. Sigeumchi Namul goes wonderfully with heavier, oily foods and really helps to balance things out. So without further ado, here’s what you’ll need.


Spring onion
Sesame Oil
Sesame Seeds
Soy Sauce

First, wash the spinach well. Don’t chop them up just yet. Blanch them between 30 seconds to 1 minute, depending on how thick (or old) the spinach is. Young spinach typically needs just half a minute.


Next, rinse in cold water.


Then, squeeze out the water between your palms. The spinach should end up in a small ball. Yes, it’s shrunk considerably from when it was raw and dry!


Then chop into quarters, or smaller if you prefer.


Add minced garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, sesame seeds and red pepper if preferred.


Mix till well incorporated.


And that’s it! This tastes best after it’s chilled for a short while. Isn’t it super simple? Enjoy!

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