Spinach with Tofu & Sesame Dressing (Tofu goma ae)
This is a traditional side dish prepared with tofu and spinach. But you can use other green vegetables of your choice. My daughter likes it without green!
Ingredients (for four):
Spinach 1 bunch
Water 4 cups
White sesame paste:
Tofu 1/2 block (you can choose either silky one or hard one)
White sesame* 2 teaspoons (roasted)
Sesame paste or tahini 2 tablespoons
Low sodium soy sauce 1 teaspoon
White miso 1 tablespoon
Brown sugar (or regular sugar) 1/4 teaspoon (optional)
Grind sesame in a sesame grinder (or mortar & pestle) and add it to a large bowl. Mix sesame, sesame paste, miso and soy sauce well. Break tofu into small pieces with your hands and place them into the bowl. Mix it well to make a pasty sauce. Add spinach in to the large bowl and mix well with the paste and serve.
* Japanese or Korean sesame is recommended for this dish