Warm Green Bean Salad

This crunchy, nutty salad is also a great vegetable side dish.

Recipe courtesy of "The Illustrated Kitchen Bible: 1,000 Family Recipes from Around the World" by Victoria Blashford-Snell, copyright 2008. Used by permission of Dorling Kindersley Limited. All rights reserved.

Warm Green Bean Salad

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    Ingredients

    3 tbsp sesame seeds 1 garlic clove, minced
    1 lb green beans, preferably haricots verts, trimmed 1 1/2 tsp Asian sesame oil
    9 oz snow peas, trimmed 1 1/2 tsp honey
    1 tbsp soy sauce 3 scallions, white parts only, finely chopped
    2 tsp peeled and grated fresh ginger salt and freshly ground black pepper

    directions

    Prep: 15 min Total: 30 min (Quick)
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    • 1

      Toast the sesame seeds in a frying pan over medium heat, stirring often, until toasted. Transfer to a plate.

    • 2

      Cook the green beans in a large saucepan of lightly salted boiling water for 3 minutes. Add the snow peas and cook about 1 minute more, until both vegetables are crisp-tender. Drain well in a colander.

    • 3

      Mix the soy sauce, ginger, garlic, sesame oil, and honey in a large bowl. Add the green beans, snow peas, and scallions and toss well. Season with salt and pepper. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.

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