You bet I’m back with another Asian side dish! This time it’s goma-ae spinach, which is basically boiled spinach with a sesame dressing. I know it sounds better in Japanese…boiled doesn’t really bring to mind tasty, but trust me on this one. It’s one of my favorite veggie side dishes that I get at restaurants, and I find a similar one at Korean restaurants as well.
It’s super easy and you can basically use any vegetable you want. My favorite is spinach, but broccoli and green beans are other common finds. I could’ve taken the time to create my own sesame sauce, but between running errands, work, and a whole bunch of other things, I just really didn’t have the time. So I bought a seasoning packet and boiled my spinach. I hope you don’t think of it as cheating because it’s totally not.
I found my season packets at the local Asian market. If you can’t find it there, you can always search Amazon. When I searched for it, I found a packet that was very similar to the one in the above picture. I’m sure this’ll become your new favorite side dish. It really does go perfect with just about everything.