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Green Beans with Miso-Sesame Sauce


Teri Lynn Fisher and Jenny Park


  • 2 tablespoons plus 1 tsp. sesame seeds
  • 1/4 cup unseasoned Japanese rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons white miso paste
  • 1 pound long, slender green beans, stem ends trimmed
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt


1. Grind 2 tablespoons of the sesame seeds in a spice grinder or with a mortar and pestle until they reach a powdery consistency. Combine ground sesame seeds, vinegar and miso in a small bowl and whisk until well blended.

2. Bring a large saucepan threequarters filled with water to a boil. Add green beans and salt; boil until green beans are tender to the bite, 6 to 8 minutes. Drain well. Place green beans in a shallow serving bowl and spoon sauce on top. Garnish with remaining 1 teaspoon sesame seeds.

  • Active: 15 minutes
  • Total: 20 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 77
Fat per serving: 3g
Fiber per serving: 5g
Protein per serving: 4g
Carbohydrates per serving: 12g
Sodium per serving: 759mg
Iron per serving: 2mg
Calcium per serving: 48mg

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