Sesame Green Beans

  in Recipes, Salads, Side Dishes, Vegan, Vegetarian

Recipe by Misaeng Suh-Liggett
Serves 4

1/2 pound green beans
2 tablespoons sesame seeds
1/2 tablespoon soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon sugar
Dashi stock or water

  1. Heat a small skillet over low heat and add the sesame seeds.  Shake often. Cook until fragrant, just a few minutes. Be careful not to burn.
  2. Place the toasted sesame seeds in a suribachi bowl and grind. (A coffee grinder would also work.)
  3. Combine sesame seeds, soy sauce and sugar in a large bowl.  If it is too thick, add a little water to loosen it up.
  4. Bring a pot of salted water to a boil and add green beans. Cook about five minutes or until tender. Drain.
  5. Add the cooked green beans to the prepared sauce.  Toss well. Serve immediately.