We got a bunch of fresh green beans from the farm so I decided to make this asian-inspired green beans recipe to go along with the Asian BBQ sliders. It was super-simple and pretty good. Nothing exciting.
Sesame Green Beans
Cooking Light, May 2007
Well-chosen sources of fats (sesame seeds and a drizzle of peanut oil) add a nutty, toasty edge, plus a bit of vitamin E, to this side dish. You'll also get folate, a B vitamin good for brain health; iron; and fiber.
1 pound green beans -- trimmed
1/2 teaspoon peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 garlic clove -- minced
2 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds -- toasted
Steam green beans, covered, 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge green beans into ice water; drain. Place beans in a large bowl. Add peanut oil and remaining ingredients except sesame seeds; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds; toss well. Serve at room temperature or chilled.