Sesame Spinach Salad

Posted by on Aug 1, 2014 | 33 comments

Sesame Spinach Salad

 Mini chefs and I hung out in Aldeburgh yesterday.

 We spent a lot of the time at the boating pond where somehow our boat seemed to spend the entire time careering into the other more elegant boats. Not sure if there was some subconscious boat envy going on there. We sheepishly sloped of to the quieter beach area, after one too many boat accidents, where we skimmed pebbles into the water to our hearts content.

But I think the most exciting time the kiddoes had was choosing their very own freshly caught  sole at one of the many fish shacks. And choosing the special’est’ dressed crab as a surprise for daddy’s meal. And helping wrap up their purchases in newspaper.  And counting how many of the fish were ‘this much’ bigger than them.

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 So back home lunch was of course some freshly fried fish with herbs, dressed crab for daddy and this sesame spinach salad on the side for the adults. The nutty toasted sesame seeds paired beautifully with the spinach and red onions and the rich balsamic vinegar dressing. I think it is a great summer salad as it is easy to make, tasty and looks good especially in a blue dish (I am a food blogger people, these things are important). I don’t see why you can’t substitute in other greens like baby chard instead.

This is my first salad recipe in my pantry staple spotlight on salads. Please be sure to check the others out.

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Sesame Spinach Salad
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A quick and nutty sesame salad recipe.
  • 150g (5¼oz) baby spinach leaves
  • 2 tbsp finely chopped red onion
  • 1 tbsp finely chopped mild red chilli
  • 3 tbsp toasted sesame seeds
  • Balsamic vinaigrette dressing
  1. Mix all the ingredients of the salad together and add in salad dressing to your taste.
  2. Feel free to add in more red onion or chilli to your taste.



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  1. Oh wow this looks amazing! I eat so many salads during the summer season! x

    • And it is easy to make too Emma.

  2. This looks amazing and so healthy!

    • Must be to do with the blue dish Jemma :D

  3. your images are amazing, this looks so yummy too :) xo

    • Thanks Chloe this one was really good fun to photograph.

  4. looks delicious. We’re having a selection of salads for tea tonight – I might just add this one into the mix!

    • Enjoy every mouthful BM. And I love salads so I am daydreaming about your tea.

  5. Love this green vibrant colour! I’m not fond of spinach but I’m trying everytime I can to like it a little bit more ;) will try your recipe too!

    • Sylvia why don’t you try it with other greens that you do like?

  6. Looks absolutely stunning Bintu, and I agree about the blue bowl ;)
    Janie x

    • See, I knew a foodie would understand.

  7. Picking my own fresh sole at the fish shack would be awesome!! Btw…awesome blue bowl “background” to the fresh green leafs of the salad, Bintu :)

    • Yeah we are lucky to be able to do so. In the summer I spend a lot of time at the fish shacks.

  8. ooh I love spinach, this looks really fresh and tasty.

  9. Sounds like a fun time was had by all:) and lol at ‘subconscious boat envy’ – the salad looks simple and tasty. I’m thinking a ginger and toasted sesame vinaigrette for mine, or is that too much?

    • Ohhhh. Elsa ginger works well with spinach so I would love to try out your ginger dressing idea.

  10. Sounds like you had such a wonderful day! Love the sound of this salad, especially served alongside your fresh fish – yum :)

    • We did have a fab time – boat crashing aside.

  11. Lovely day and even lovely fishy dinner Bintu! Especially served with this wee treat of a salad, looks lovely. Agreed it does look fab served in a blue bowl!

    • Another vote for the blue bowl. Whoooo hooooo.

  12. I love the look of this one. And I love aldeburgh too – are you based near there?

    • Lucky to be close enough to Alderburgh that we can just pop in for some boat envy.

  13. Mmm, I love the freshness and simplicity of this! Perfect for a summer meal!

  14. This looks like a really tasty salad and perfect to go with your fab fresh fish. GG

    • I am chuffed with this on GG. Need more toasted sesame in my life.

  15. Sounds like a lovely time out on the pond!

  16. LOVE all of the ingredients in this salad, must give it a go!

    • I hope you like it Stuart.

  17. It sounds like you had such a special family time, Bintu. What a great experience to be able to choose your own sole and crab as well.
    This definitely seems like the perfect zingy fresh salad to go with it all!

    • Yeah- we do enjoy hanging in Alderburgh.


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