Vegan Japanese Spinach Salad

Vegan Japanese Spinach Salad

We all know that “mommy guilt” is a real thing. But with this recipe, you can feel confident in feeding your family healthy options while still enjoying the taste of traditional Japanese cuisine. This recipe is not only vegan but uses spinach for added nutritional benefits and it’s also gluten-free! The best part about this dish is that it’s quick to make, which means you can spend more time cuddling with your kids instead of slaving over the stove.
This blog post includes a vegan Japanese spinach salad recipe that will satisfy both moms and dads alike! We all know that “mommy guilt” is a real thing.

prep: 5 mins, cook: 5 mins, total: 10 mins, Servings: 2, Yield: 2 small salads


½ teaspoon white sugar

2 tablespoons water

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds, divided

½ (8 ounce) package fresh spinach

1 pinch salt

1 ½ tablespoons soy sauce


Place 1 1/2 tablespoons sesame seeds on a plate; use the bottom of a pot or heavy measuring cup to crush the seeds. Transfer to a bowl. Add water, soy sauce, and sugar; stir dressing.

Bring a small pot of water to a boil; add salt. Add spinach and cook until wilted, no more than 1 minute. Drain spinach into a colander and rinse with cool water to stop the cooking process. Squeeze spinach with hands to remove moisture. Cut into strips.

Place cooked spinach in serving bowls. Drizzle dressing on top and add remaining sesame seeds as garnish.

Nutrition Facts:

Per Serving: 75 calories; protein 4g; carbohydrates 6.1g; fat 4.7g; sodium 800.2mg.

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