Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

Sauteed Spinach with Toasted Sesame Oil

This is a fun take on spinach, a Korean version, with the spinach wilted in sesame oil with garlic, and sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds.


  • 2teaspoons toasted sesame oil
  • 1tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2teaspoons minced ginger
  • 10ounces fresh spinach (see Ingredient note, tough stems removed)
  • 2teaspoons rice vinegar
  • 1teaspoon reduced sodium soy sauce


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet or Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add sesame seeds, garlic and ginger; cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 30 seconds. Add spinach and cook, stirring, until just wilted, about 2 minutes. Remove from heat; stir in vinegar and soy sauce. Serve immediately.

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