Green Beans with Sesame Sauce

Green Beans with Sesame Sauce

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  • ½

    cup sesame seeds, toasted

  • ¼

    cup soy sauce

  • 2

    tbsp. sugar

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • 1

    lb. green beans, trimmed

  • 2

    tbsp. rice vinegar

  • 2

    tbsp. finely chopped scallions

  • 2

    tsp. minced fresh ginger


1. In a spice grinder or a mortar, finely grind 6 tbsp. sesame seeds. Transfer to a small food processor. Add remaining sesame seeds, soy sauce, and sugar; process into a paste. Set aside. 2. Bring an 8-qt. pot of salted water to a boil. Add beans; cook until crisp-tender, about 4 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer beans to a large bowl of ice water; let chill. Drain and dry beans. Whisk vinegar, scallions, and ginger with reserved sesame paste in a bowl; add beans and toss.


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