Green Beans with Sesame Sauce inspired by Saya-Ingen No Goma-ae

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GREEN BEANS WITH SESAME SAUCE – SAYA-INGEN NO GOMA-AE
GREEN BEANS WITH SESAME SAUCE – SAYA-INGEN NO GOMA-AE

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Jessica Silldorff
Green Beans with Sesame Sauce inspired by Saya-Ingen No Goma-ae
Budget-friendly recipe
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This sesame sauce is also excellent tossed with wilted spinach or lightly steamed broccoli.

Ingredients

1
pound
trimmed
¼
teaspoon
3
tablespoons
finely ground or 2 tablespoons tahini
2
tablespoons
very hot
1
tablespoon
or lemon juice
2
teaspoons
2
teaspoons
or 1 teaspoon honey
½
teaspoon

What You'll Need

  • Knife
  • Cutting board
  • Medium bowl
  • Plate
  • Microwave

Directions

  1. If the beans are long, cut them in half. Sprinkle with salt. Steam for 3 minutes or microwave for about 1 minute. They should still be a little crisp. Spread on a plate and set aside to cool.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine all the ingredients for the sesame sauce. (sesame seeds, water, rice vinegar, soy sauce, mirin, toasted sesame oil) Stir together until smooth.
  3. Add the sesame sauce and toss all together. Serve at room temperature or chilled. You can keep in the refrigerator for up to 3 days.

Chef Tips

  • Japanese cooks use a special ridged bowl to grind sesame seeds by hand. Tahini, a smooth sesame paste used in Middle Eastern foods, is a convenient alternative. Almond, cashew, or peanut butter will also work well in the sauce.

Nutrition Info and more

Serving size:
½
cup
Total calories:
62
Total fat:
3.2 g
Saturated fat:
<1 g
Carbohydrates:
7.5 g
Protein:
2.3 g
Fiber:
2.5 g
Sodium:
223 mg
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