Spinach is great when tossed in a black sesame (kuro goma) seed paste. Black sesame paste is really easy to make. The sweetness and saltiness plays nicely with the black sesame flavour. This sesame paste is also good on green beans and asparagus.
Black Sesame Paste
- 1 tablespoon black sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon soy
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- Lightly toast the sesame seeds in a pan.
- Grind the sesame seed in a mortar with pestle (or a small coffee grinder).
- Mix everything.
- Toss with asparagus.