by Michael Baumgärtner

Spinach with sesame sauce

Photograph of spinach

This salad containing spinach and sesame is called Horenso Gomae in Japan.

Spinach with sesame sauce


  • 300 g spinach
  • 1 tablespoon white sesame
  • 2 teaspoons Miso
  • 4 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 4 teaspoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons Mirin


Remove the roots of the spinach and blanch (with the stalks). Put immediately into ice-cold water, let drip off. Roast sesame in a pan without fat until it turns golden-brown in color. Mix sesame, Miso, soy sauce, sugar and Mirin and put over the spinach. Stir well.