Baby spinach salad with sesame dressing

Baby spinach salad with sesame dressing
  • Serves icon Serves 4
  • Time icon Ready in 20 minutes

This Japanese style baby spinach salad recipe with a sesame dressing uses daikon, which is a white Asian radish, but red radishes can also be used for an equally mouthwatering side salad.

Nutrition: per serving

Calories
149kcals
Fat
12g (1.7g saturated)
Protein
4.5g
Carbohydrates
5.8g (5.4g sugars)
Salt
0.4g
Calories
149kcals
Fat
12g (1.7g saturated)
Protein
4.5g
Carbohydrates
5.8g (5.4g sugars)
Salt
0.4g

Ingredients

  • 200g fresh baby spinach, washed
  • 80g daikon (see Tip) or 80g red radishes, finely sliced
  • 1 tbsp sliced pickled ginger
  • 1 lime, quartered, to serve

For the sesame (goma) dressing

  • 1 tbsp caster sugar
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds, toasted
  • 3 tbsp tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 1 tbsp ginger juice (the liquid from a pack or jar of pickled ginger)
  • 1 tbsp rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tsp light soy sauce

Method

  1. Make the dressing. In a small saucepan, heat the sugar with 2-3 tablespoons water over a low heat, until dissolved. Pour into a large bowl, add the remaining dressing ingredients and mix together well.
  2. Add the spinach to the bowl and toss to coat in the dressing. Pile into 4 serving bowls and top with finely sliced daikon or radishes and pickled ginger. Squeeze over the lime wedges to serve.

delicious. tips

  1. Daikon is a white Asian radish, from Asian grocers. Most larger supermarkets stock pickled ginger.

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