Korean Spinach Banchan Side Dish

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Korean Spinach Banchan Side Dish
Korean Spinach Banchan Side Dish


  • 1 bunch Korean spinach
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil, or to taste
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce


  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Cook spinach until it softens, for about 2 minutes; remove from heat and strain. Allow to cool under running cold water, massaging the spinach. Massage sesame oil and soy sauce into the spinach; serve immediately or transfer to a container and store in the refrigerator.
Mealthy tip:

Try adding minced garlic and toasted sesame seeds to kick up the flavor and crunch. You can purchase Korean ingredients in Asian and Korean markets and online stores. Make these side dishes ahead of time and store them in containers in the refrigerator to enjoy throughout the week. You can use a standard American spinach bunch or even bagged spinach if you can't find Korean spinach.


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Sam Dalton says:

Incredibly delicious and easy to make! I use low-sodium soy sauce or liquid aminos when I make this. Sometime I also add a little garlic. It makes for the perfect side dish.

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Greg Jones says:

My wife, who is Korean, approves of this recipe! So good and very authentic tasting. It's also really good for meal prep with a side of brown rice.