Green Beans with Sesame Sauce

"Steamed green beans covered in a creamy sesame sauce. This green bean goma-ae is the tastiest way to get in your greens. Just 6 ingredients and 15 minutes!"
-- @ellielikescooking
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Prep time 10mins
Cook time 5mins
Serves or Makes: 2

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  • 1/2 pound green beans
  • 2 tablespoons tahini
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1/2 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 teaspoon mirin
  • 1 teaspoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon water


  • Step 1

    Rinse and trim green beans. Bring a pot of lightly salted water to a boil. Add in green beans and boil 3-5 minutes, until tender. Drain with a colander and rinse under cold water to prevent further cooking. Chop into thirds.

  • Step 2

    Mix remaining ingredients together until fully combined. Add more water as needed to reach desired consistency.

  • Step 3

    Mix sauce with green beans and sprinkle a few extra sesame seeds on top.

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