Sesame Green Bean Salad

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Serves 4-6

• 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed

• 1/4 red pepper, thinly sliced

• 1/4 cup diced scallions

• 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce

• 2 teaspoons canola oil

• 1 teaspoon sugar or mirin

• 1 teaspoon cider or rice wine vinegar

• 1 teaspoon sesame oil

• 1 teaspoon minced or grated fresh ginger

• 1 clove minced or pressed fresh garlic

• 1/4 teaspoon salt

• 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

• Red pepper flakes, sriricha, or hot sauce to taste (Optional)

Place beans in large saucepan of boiling water. Boil, uncovered, 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Immediately rinse in ice water and pat to dry. Place in a serving bowl with sliced red pepper.

In small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, oils, sugar/mirin, vinegar, ginger, garlic, salt, and optional ingredients, if using. Adjust seasonings to taste.

Toss salad with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds and scallions. Serve chilled.



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