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Green beans with Sesame


  • 175g (6 oz.) fresh whole green beans
  • a pinch of salt

For the dressing:

  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon caster sugar or granulated sugar
  • 2/3 tablespoon dashi stock
  • 1/2 tablespoon miso paste
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce


  1. Cook the beans in boiling water for 2 to 4 minutes or until tender.
  2. Toast sesame seeds and grind (or in a coffee grinder). Add the sugar, dashi, (or make instant dashi from freeze-dried granules, available in many Asian grocery stores), miso paste and soy sauce and mix together well.
  3. Toss the green beans in the sesame dressing and serve as a side dish.
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