Chilled Sesame Spinach
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Serves: 2, generously
A chilled spinach side dish for hot weather cooking and dining.
  • 1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 10-ounce bag organic baby spinach, washed and dried
  • 1 teaspoon Meyer lemon juice
  • 1 pinch kosher salt
  • 1 pinch red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped toasted unsalted almonds
  1. Using a large skillet, heat the sesame oil over medium heat. Add the garlic and sesame seeds. Sauté until both are lightly browned, about 3 minutes.
  2. Add the spinach and cook, stirring, just until the spinach has barely wilted. Promptly remove the skillet from the heat.
  3. Add the lemon juice, salt and red pepper flakes, stir with tongs to mix, then place spinach in a colander. Place the colander over a bowl and chill in fridge for about 1 hour, allowing liquid to drain.
  4. Plate chilled spinach, top with pine nuts and serve.
Recipe by Liz The Chef at