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Korean Spinach Side Dish

Korean Spinach Side Dish

This Korean Spinach Side Dish is a very popular Korean banchan! So easy and delicious you will love it!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Total Time 6 mins
Course Appetizer, banchan, Side Dish
Cuisine Korean
Servings 4 people


  • 12 oz baby spinach washed
  • 2 tbsp Korean red pepper powder (gochugaru) omit if you prefer non spicy or reduce the amount to your taste
  • 3 green onions sliced thinly
  • 1 ts roasted sesame seeds
  • 2 ts sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 6 garlic cloves minced


  • Heat up water to boiling in a large stock pot. Add the baby spinach once boiling and then blanch for 30 seconds. Drain, then run cold water over the spinach until the spinach is cooled.
    Blanched spinach
  • Combine the gochugaru, green onions, roasted sesame seeds, sesame oil, soy sauce, and garlic. in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
    Green onions, garlic, sesame seeds, sesame oil, soy sauce
  • Squeeze out as much water from the spinach as you can. Once the water is out, add to the other ingredients and gently mix by hand.
    Spinach after water has been squeezed out


Voila!  Such an easy and nutritious banchan!  Enjoy served with rice and perhaps some Korean barbeque!  
Keyword Banchan, koreansidedish, spinach