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Green Bean Sesame Salad


For years, I have always cooked my green vegetables the “Chinese way” aka stir-frying and now the occasional braising.  I have been trying to branch out lately with roasting and other techniques that basically are not so overly dependent on soy sauce and/or oyster sauce for flavor.  I came across this simple recipe for a Green Bean Sesame Salad and I loved the refreshing, citrus flavors.  This, along with my favorite zesty Marinated Mushrooms, are great chilled dishes that are perfect for gatherings.

Green Bean Sesame Salad (by Milded Sherrer)

Yields: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 2 T olive or vegetable oil
  • 1 T lemon juice
  • 2 T sesame seeds, toasted
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp crushed red pepper flakes
  • 1/8 tsp pepper

Directions:

In a saucepan, cover beans with water; cook until crisp-tender.  Drain and rinse in cold water; place in a serving bowl.  Sprinkle with remaining ingredients; toss to coat.  Serve at room temperature.

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