Spinach Gomaae with Sesame Dressing

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Prep Time

3 minutes

Cook Time

5-6 mins

Free Time

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Frozen spinach and tahini offer a flavorful shortcut to this traditional Japanese side dish. Cook the greens in the microwave using your Anyday and store any leftovers (lid on) in fridge. 

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What You’ll Need

What You’ll Need

Organic Tahini Trio

Organic Tahini Trio

This organic tahini is made from premium sesame seeds and comes in a large 16oz jar. Fulfilled by our friends at Seed + Mill. 

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Organic Tahini Trio


  • 8 oz (225g) frozen spinach
  • tablespoons tahini
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon sesame oil
  • ¼ teaspoon sake (optional)
  • ¼ teaspoon mirin (optional)
  • ½ teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


  1. Place the spinach in the Anyday dish. Cover with the lid (knob lifted) and cook in the microwave for 5-6 minutes or until the spinach is fully thawed but not hot.
  2. While the spinach cooks, whisk the tahini, soy sauce, sugar, sesame oil, sake, and mirin (if using) in a separate bowl.
  3. Spinach should have a little bit of water in the dish — if water is pooling, gently strain the spinach (do not squeeze) and toss with dressing.
  4. Garnish with sesame seeds and serve. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Serving suggestions & tips

  • Garnish with crispy shallots for extra flavor and crunch.
  • If available, mix black and white toasted sesame seeds for a unique presentation.
  • For a little tang, squeeze with fresh lemon juice and serve.

Recipe notes

  • Use frozen or fresh for equally delicious results
  • Microwave ovens vary, even with the same wattages. Adjust cooking times as needed.

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