Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sesame Green Beans

Here's a quick, simple side that's a perfect addition to any meal. As I'm starting to plan my Shavuot menu, I'm looking for adaptable pareve sides. Budget friendly is one concern but I'm also not willing to compromise on taste or quality, especially since it's for one of my favorite holidays of the year!

Last Friday while running through the last of the prep for dinner, I pulled together some of the ingredients that were still out from other dishes in an effort to make a green bean side. I had just used sesame seeds on my challah for the first time and was looking to add them to another dish. After going through a few cookbooks, I either didn't have all of the ingredients required or didn't have the time to prep it so I decided to improvise! I ended up with a side that's a candidate for my Shavuot menu!

It's super quick, no mess & flavorful! Enjoy!!

Sesame Green Beans (4 servings)
1 lb green beans, ends trimmed & steamed
1/4 c soy sauce
4 tbsp honey
1/4 tsp salt
2 tbsp sesame seeds

Rinse the green beans and trim the ends
Steam the green beans in a large pot, with salted water (vary the time depending on your preference. We like them very, very tender, so we allowed them to steam in the pot on low-medium heat for about 6 minutes. Adjust depending on how tender/crisp you'd prefer them)
Drain water from pot and place green beans in a casserole dish or serving bowl
Add soy sauce, honey, salt and sesame seeds. Using two forks, toss until completely combined and coated
Refrigerate until  ready to serve. To store (although I'm not sure you'll have leftovers!): Keep in a container for 2 days, refrigerated.

These are also great with a dollop of hummus!

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