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Warm Lentil Spinach Gomae

  By lentilsorg      

January 30, 2017

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Lentils and steamed spinach relish in the acidic and nutty notes of the toasted sesame seed dressing, making this dish wonderful served warm or cold. Pair with your favourite sushi roll or simply on its own.

  • Prep: 10 Minutes
  • Cook: 15 Minutes
  • 10 Minutes

    15 Minutes

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  • Yields: 4-6


  1. Toast sesame seeds in a pan on low-medium heat while stirring often, until a rich golden colour has been achieved. Reserve 1 tsp (5 mL) for garnish and toss the remainder into the bowl of a spice grinder or a blender. Add vinegar, soy sauce, and honey and pulse until the texture is smooth. Set aside.
  2. Place spinach in a large pot with 2 Tbsp (30 mL) of water. Cook gently while stirring over medium heat for 3-5 minutes, or until the spinach has wilted. Drain in a colander and press out excess liquid with the back of the spoon. When spinach is cool enough to handle, transfer to a cutting board and chop into 1 inch pieces. Squeeze off excess liquid again and toss into a bowl with the cooked lentils.
  3. Add dressing to the lentils and spinach, combining until everything is coated. Garnish with toasted sesame seeds and serve.

This dish can be served warm or cold. Accompany with your favourite sushi or fish.


1/3 cup (75 mL) white sesame seeds, unroasted

3 Tbsp (45 mL) seasoned rice vinegar

3 Tbsp (45 mL) low-sodium soy sauce

1 tsp (5 mL) honey

1 lb (500 g) baby spinach, washed

1 1/2 cups (375 mL) cooked green lentils


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size1 cup (250 mL)
Sodium710 mg
Potassium274 mg
Protein12 g
Cholesterol0 mg
Sugar8 g
Total Fat4 g
Saturated Fat0 g
Total Carbohydrates28 g
Dietary Fiber9 g