Seasoned Spinach (Namul)

Seasoned Spinach (Namul)

A simple and nutritious side dish everyone loves.

[4 Servings, Less than 30 Minutes, Easy to Make]

Longer Description: Spinach Namul is a staple in Korean cuisine, known for its simplicity and health benefits. This dish is a perfect example of how a few ingredients can create something flavorful and nutritious. Ideal for any meal, it's especially popular due to its ease of preparation and versatility. Whether you're a beginner in the kitchen or a seasoned cook, this spinach salad is a delightful addition to your table. The key to this dish is in the blanching of the spinach and the balance of the seasonings, bringing out the natural flavors of the spinach.


  • Spinach, 2 handfuls
  • Minced Garlic, 1/2 tablespoon
  • Soy Sauce (homemade), 1 and 1/2 tablespoons
  • Sesame Oil, 1 tablespoon
  • Sesame Salt, 1/2 tablespoon


  1. Thoroughly clean the spinach, including the roots, which are nutritious. If the roots are too tough, they can be trimmed.
  2. Blanch the spinach in boiling water with a pinch of salt. The blanching time is crucial and varies depending on the spinach. Generally, blanch for no more than 1 minute, 30 seconds for tender spinach.
  3. After blanching, rinse the spinach several times in cold water and squeeze out the excess water.
  4. In a mixing bowl, combine the blanched spinach with minced garlic, soy sauce, sesame oil, and sesame salt. Gently mix them together.
  5. If the seasoning is too mild, adjust the taste with a little salt.

Notes: This recipe is versatile. You can also use fish sauce or salt instead of soy sauce. Spinach Namul can be a great addition to bibimbap or kimbap and can be used in egg drop soup for a refreshing taste.

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