Sichuan ginger spinach

Sichuan ginger spinach


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About this recipe: A very easy and traditional Sichuan recipe for a side dish of spinach dressed with ginger and sesame oil.


Serves: 1 

  • 250g spinach leaves
  • 3 tablespoons grated root ginger
  • 4 teaspoons rice wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon MSG

Prep:5min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:15min 

  1. Fill a pan with water and bring to the boil. Add spinach and cook for 2 minutes. Remove and place in a colander to drain.
  2. Combine remaining ingredients in a small bowl. Mix well.
  3. When the spinach has cooled a bit, place in a serving bowl or dish. Pour over the sauce and serve.


Monosodium glutamate is used in many Chinese recipes and can be found in Oriental or speciality shops, or online. In a pinch, use plain salt or a bit of soy sauce.

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