Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 lb green beans trimmed

  2. 3 garlic cloves

  3. 1 Tbsp soy sauce

  4. 1 Tbsp grated, peeled ginger

  5. 2 tsp rice vinegar (non-seasoned)

  6. 1 Tbsp vegetable oil

  7. 1/2 tsp sesame oil

  8. 1 1/2 tsp sesame seeds, toasted

  9. 1 tsp or so salt for water

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Cook beans in a large pot of boiling, salted water, uncovered, until just tender...about 5-7 minutes. Drain and pat dry.

  2. While beans are cooking, mince and mash garlic into a pasted with a pinch of salt, then add to a large bowl soy sauce, ginger, vinegar, and oils and stir.

  3. Add beans and toss till covered with sauce. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds and toss.

  4. Hints: Buy fresh ginger and keep in freezer in a plastic bag. Remove whenever you need some. It's easier to peel and chop frozen than fresh, and tastes MUCH better than jarred ginger.

  5. With sesame seeds, buy non-toasted. Heat a small skilled and add to the pan, then shake for a minute or two and remove from heat. If you cook with sesame seeds often, you can buy a special small pan for toasting them that comes with a small, hinged screen for a lid. This prevents them from "popping" out of the pan when you toast them. Not needed, but I love mine!


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