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green bean and chickpea salad with sesame dressing

Last night I made a green bean and chickpea salad with a sesame dressing and it turned out really good. I got the recipe from a cookbook called Easy Vegan.  ENJOY!!!

1 lb green beans

2 tablespoons sake

3 teaspoons sugar

5 teaspoons japanese soy sauce

1 cup vegetable stock

3 tablespoons sesame seeds

140z can chickpeas, drained and rinsed

1/2 teaspoon sesame oil

Farmers Market Green Beans

Cut the ends off

Bring a saucepan of water to a boil, add the beans and cook for 5 minutes until bright green and tender but still firm to bite. Drain and rinse in cold water, then plunge into ice water to set their color.

Sake and soy sauce make anything taste extra delicious

Bring the sake to a boil in a small saucepan and then transfer to a bowl and combine with the sugar and soy sauce.

Put the stock in a saucepan with 1 tablespoon of the sake mixture. Bring to a boil. Drain the beans and add to the stock. Return to a boil, then remove from heat, drain, and let cool.

Heat a skillet/frying pan until hot, add the sesame seeds and toast, tossing them in the pan constantly, until they are golden. Transfer the toasted seeds to  a mini food processor, or spice grinder and grind them to a rough paste.

In a bowl, combine the ground sesame seeds with the chickpeas, sesame oil, and the remaining sake mixture, then toss through the drained beans. Serve immediately.



  1. Ryan says

    We should have this for thanksgiving as our vegetables! Looks good!

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