Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
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.

Gluten Sensitivity
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

The refrigerator light goes on...

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.



Asian Green Bean Salad

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.

2 quarts water
1 lb green beans
1 Tbsp sesame oil
1/2 lime (juiced)
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)

Asian Green Bean Salad Recipe from Dr. Gourmet
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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: 4 ounces green beans with sauce

Servings: 4

Amount Per Serving

Calories 80 Calories from Fat 40
% Daily Value
Total Fat 4g 6%
    Saturated Fat <1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 1g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 135mg 5%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 37%
Calcium 6% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 16 mcg Potassium 262 mg
Magnesium 36 mg