Dec 7, 2010
When we were kids we used to love eating raw beans. When it is tender and crunchy it tastes very nice. Of course i am a veggie lover, and used (still do ) eat many of them raw.
So when we got fresh, green, tender beans from the market, we would finish off a portion in the raw form as soon as it was washed. Guess my parents didn't have a tough time making us children
eat vegetables. :)
Anyway when i saw the similar photo(as above) in a magazine(unluckily, without the recipe), i tried to put together my own version of beans salad. I have adapted this recipe from veggie stir fry recipe i had,(will post it some other time) with only the beans.
I liked it. So here it goes..
Green beans (french beans) -- 1/4 kilo
Salt -- 1/2 teaspoon
Oil -- 1 tablespoons ( sesame oil if u can get or olive oil)
Chili flakes -- 1/2 teaspoon
Soy sauce -- 1/2 teaspoon (optional)
Vinegar -- 1/2 teaspoon
Lemon juice -- 1 teaspoon
Sesame seeds -- 2 tablespoons
Clean and trim the beans.
Cook them in salted water for 3-4 minutes, until slightly cooked but still crunchy.
Heat oil in wok and add the beans to it. Add the chili flakes, vinegar/lemon juice, and soy sauce and toss it for a half a minute. Add salt if necessary. Turn off the heat.
Before serving, dry roast(on a low flame) the sesame seeds in a small pan until it starts crackling, and add it to the beans. Toss and mix them nicely and serve hot.
Labels: Soups and Salad