Wilt, drain, and squeeze dry the spinach. Chop the spinach into large, uneven pieces.
Place the garlic, scallions, vinegar, soy sauce, and oil in a large bowl and whisk thoroughly to combne. Add the spinach and toss to evenly coat the leaves. Season with a good squeeze of lemon juice and salt and pepper; taste and adjust the seasoning.
To serve, divide the salad among four bowls and sprinkle each with a portion of toasted sesame seeds.
Note: To toast the sesame seeds, preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Scatter the seeds on a baking shseet and bake until lightly browned, 3 to 4 minutes.
Recipe courtesy of Staff Meals From Chanterelle (Workman, 2001) by David Waltuck and Melicia Phillips