Sichuan ginger spinach

    15 min

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

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    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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