Green beans with sesame dressing


Green beans with Oriental flavor.


1 T tamari (or soy sauce)
1 t sugar
3 c green beans (washed, ends trimmed and cut into 2 inch pieces)
4 T sesame seed (toasted)


  1. Cook green beans in salted boling water until tender, about 10-15 minutes.
  2. While green beans are cooking, toast sesame seeds until light golden.
  3. Grind the toasted sesame seeds to a paste. Mix in soy sauce and sugar.
  4. Remove liquid from the beans, cool under cold running water, and drain.
  5. Place cooked beans in a bowl and mix with the dressing. Serve.


Toast sesame seeds in a dry skillet, for about 2-5 minutes. Toss and stir frequently to prevent burning.

If the dressing is too thick, thin with a little water or a clear broth such as dashi.

4 servings
Preparation time
Cooking time
Total time
25 minutes