This classic Japanese spinach salad combines nutty sesame seeds with spinach for added flavour.
Process the sesame seeds in a food processor until coarsely chopped. Add the soy sauce, sushi seasoning and sugar. Process to combine. Transfer to a bowl. Stir in the water. Cover with plastic wrap and set aside for 1 hour to develop the flavours.
Cook the spinach in a large saucepan of salted boiling water for 1-2 minutes or until tender. Drain. Transfer to a bowl of iced water to refresh. Drain and squeeze to remove excess liquid. Coarsely chop spinach. Transfer to a serving bowl. Add sesame seed mixture and toss to combine.
Serves 6 as part of a banquet.