Green Beans with Toasted Sesame Sauce Green Beans with Toasted Sesame Sauce

Japanese Fried Chicken, Cucumber Shiso Pickles, Layered Salmon Rice, Green Beans with Toasted Sesame Sauce, Sautéed Carrots and Gobo Image by: Japanese Fried Chicken, Cucumber Shiso Pickles, Layered Salmon Rice, Green Beans with Toasted Sesame Sauce, Sautéed Carrots and Gobo Author: Canadian Living

(Goma Ae)
This crisp and nutty salad makes a terrific part of the bento box. Look for toasted (not raw) sesame seeds in the sushi or Asian section of the grocery store.

  • Portion size 4 servings
  • Credits : Canadian Living Magazine: May 2009

Ingredients

  • 10 oz green beans trimmed
  • 1/4 cup toasted sesame seeds
  • 2 tablespoons packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon Japanese soy sauce (such as Kikkoman)
  • 1 pinch salt

Method

In saucepan of boiling water, blanch green beans for 2 minutes. Drain and refresh in ice water; drain again.

In spice grinder or using mortar and pestle, coarsely grind sesame seeds; transfer to bowl. Mix in sugar, sesame oil, soy sauce and salt to form paste. Stir in beans to coat. (Make-ahead: Refrigerate in airtight container for up to 24 hours.)

Nutritional facts Per serving: about

  • Sodium 233 mg
  • Protein 3 g
  • Calories 164.0
  • Total fat 12 g
  • Potassium 153 mg
  • Cholesterol 0 mg
  • Saturated fat 2 g
  • Total carbohydrate 13 g

%RDI

  • Iron 9.0
  • Fibre 0.0
  • Folate 13.0
  • Sodium 0.0
  • Sugars 0.0
  • Calcium 4.0
  • Protein 0.0
  • Calories 0.0
  • Total fat 0.0
  • Vitamin A 4.0
  • Vitamin C 8.0
  • Potassium 0.0
  • Cholesterol 0.0
  • Saturated fat 0.0
  • Total carbohydrate 0.0
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