Komatsuna with Sesame

Komatsuna with Sesame

All it takes is to blanch the komatsuna and toss with ground sesame seeds, but the hidden ingredients make it a winner.


2 bunches
Ground sesame seeds
5 to 6 tablespoons
Bonito flakes
5 to 6 tablespoons
2 to 3 tablespoons
1 teaspoon


1. Blanch the komatsuna until tender.
2. Rinse komatsuna in cold water, then thoroughly squeeze out excess water.
3. Chop it up any way you like.
4. Put the chopped komatsuna in a bowl, then add the ground sesame, bonito flakes, ponzu, and mayonnaise.
5. Toss it all together, and it's ready to go.

Story Behind this Recipe

I came up with this dish since my kids needed something for their bento (they have a field trip tomorrow), and I had komatsuna in the fridge. But it ended up getting eaten up at dinner.