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Warm Green Bean Salad

Updated February 23, 2016
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This crunchy, nutty salad is also a great vegetable side dish.

Prepare ahead: The green beans and snow peas can be blanched and the dressing prepared up to 4 hours ahead; reheat the vegetables in boiling water for 1 minute, drain, and add the dressing.

Preparation Time15 min

Preparation Time - Text15 mins

Cooking Time10 min

Cooking Time - Text10

CostInexpensive

Easy

Total Timeunder 30 minutes

OccasionCasual Dinner Party, Family Get-together

Recipe Courseside dish

Dietary Considerationvegetarian

Mealdinner, lunch

Taste and Texturecrunchy, nutty, savory

Type of Dishvegetable, warm salad

Ingredients

  • 3 tbsp sesame seeds
  • 1 lb (450g) green beans, preferably haricots verts, trimmed
  • 9 oz (250g) snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 tsp peeled and grated fresh ginger
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1½ tsp Asian sesame oil
  • 1½ tsp honey
  • 3 scallions, white parts only, finely chopped
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

Toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until toasted. Transfer to a plate.

Cook the green beans in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Add the snow peas and cook about 1 minute more, until both vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain well in a colander.

Mix the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and honey in a large bowl. Add the green beans, snow peas, and scallions and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.

2. Cook the green beans in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Add the snow peas and cook about 1 minute more, until both vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain well in a colander.

3. Mix the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and honey in a large bowl. Add the green beans, snow peas, and scallions and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.

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