Warm spinach salad

Easy and tasty.  Perfect for a rainy day.  I usually canNOT stop eating this.  The dressing is what brings this salad together, and I think it can also be used with chicken or fish.   Other good add-ins include bacon, corn, or avocado.  Or just all of them.

Warm Spinach Salad

not everything that tastes delicious must look great

Warm spinach salad

Prep time: 10 minutes               Cooking time: 5 minutes              Servings: 3

Budget for ingredients: ¥400


Frying pan
Small bowl


1 bunch of spinach
2-3 tomatoes
2 cucumbers
1/2 onion, diced
1/2 c ponzu sauce*
1 t ginger paste **
2 T honey

*Note: Ponzu sauce is a combo of basically soysauce plus a citrus fruit.  The ponzu sauce I used is called YUZU <ゆずポン酢>, which is the citrus fruit used in my particular bottle.

**Note: Ginger ”paste”, aka grated ginger in a bottle, can be found easily in Japanese supermarkets in squeeze bottles.  They are yellow and are marked <生姜 しょうが>, aka SHOUGA.


1. Chop spinach, tomatoes, and cucumbers and place in bowl.

2. Sauté onion with a bit of oil until translucent.  Usually takes 5 minutes.

3. Add in ponzu sauce, ginger, and honey.  Stir together until honey dissolves.

4.  Pour immediately onto veggies in the bowl.  Serve!


2 thoughts on “Warm spinach salad

  1. Thanks! Speaking of kale, I am going to start my search for it in Japan. I hear it is definitely in some health beverages but hopefully it will be in the produce section as well!

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