Spinach Side Dish (Sigeumchi Namul)


Spinach Side Dish

This is another one of my favorite Korean side dishes. It is so simple to prepare yet quite tasty and healthy.

Serves: 4 (as a Side Dish)
Preparation Time:  5 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes

1 bunch Fresh Spinach (about 1 pound) – cut off the roots
1 teaspoon Salt
2 cloves Garlic – crushed or finely chopped
1 Green Onion – thinly sliced
1 tablespoon Soy Sauce
1/2 tablespoon Sesame Oil
1/2 tablespoon Toasted Sesame Seeds for garnish


  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add 1 teaspoon of Salt. Add spinach and blanch just until wilted for about 30 seconds.
  2. Drain and rinse under cold water a few times, removing any grit or dead leaves along the way. Squeeze out excess water and cut into about 2 inch pieces.
  3. Add remaining ingredients except sesame seeds and mix it well by hand.
  4. Transfer to a serving plate and garnish with toasted sesame seeds to serve.


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