This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.
This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.
This is a low sodium recipe.
GERD / Acid Reflux
This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.
This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.
"It's been my experience that you can nearly always enjoy things if you make up your mind firmly that you will." -L.M. Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables
This is a simple salad to make and can work as a side dish for almost any meal. I like to use the smaller French green beans, haricots verts, but any green bean will do – snow peas, pole beans, etc.. Try lightly toasting the sesame seeds in a hot pan: it adds a lot of roasted flavor to the dish and it's worth taking that extra step.
Servings: 4 | Serving size: 4 ounces green beans with sauce
Cooking Time: 30 Minutes
This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4.
This recipe can be divisible by 2.
This recipe makes great leftovers and keeps well, refrigerated, 3-4 days. Note that cooking time does not include chilling time.
|1 lb||green beans|
|1 Tbsp||sesame oil|
|1 tsp||lime zest|
|2 tsp||reduced sodium soy sauce or gluten-free tamari sauce|
|2 tsp||Dijon or Chinese mustard|
|2 tsp||sesame seeds (toasted optional)|
Half fill a large mixing bowl with ice, then fill the bowl with water.
Place the 2 quarts water in a large skillet over high heat.
When the water is just about to boil, reduce the heat to keep it just at that point.
Add the green beans and blanch them (allow them to cook) for about 10 minutes. They should be slightly tender but still have a firm texture.
Remove the green beans to the ice water. Let stand for about 15 minutes until the beans are chilled. Drain the water and ice and place the beans on a paper towel on a plate, then pat dry with another paper towel.
Mix the sesame oil, lime juice, lime zest, soy sauce, and mustard in a mixing bowl.
Place the beans in the bowl and toss well.
Chill well before serving. Serve sprinkled with the sesame seeds.
Serving size: 4 ounces green beans with sauce
|Calories 80||Calories from Fat 40|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 4g||6%|
|Saturated Fat <1g||3%|
|Monounsaturated Fat 1g|
|Trans Fat 0g|
|Total Carbohydrates 9g||4%|
|Dietary Fiber 4g||14%|
|Vitamin A 16%||Vitamin C 37%|
|Calcium 6%||Iron 9%|
|Vitamin K 16 mcg||Potassium 262 mg|
|Magnesium 36 mg|