Wash spinach and remove most of the long stems. Break with fingers or chop with a knife into small pieces.
Cook fresh spinach in a small pan with a bit of water until wilted. If using frozen spinach, cook in the microwave until thawed.
Thoroughly squeeze excess water from the cooked spinach and place in a small serving dish.
In another bowl, combine the remaining ingredients together.
Taste the dressing mixture to make sure the flavor is to your liking. The flavor should be sweet and nutty. The dressing will look kind of like a paste.
Once you're satisfied with the dressing flavor, pour it onto the spinach leaves and rub it in with your fingers until the leaves are evenly coated.
Serve salad at room temperature.