Asian Green Bean Salad with Three Sesame Dressing

Yield:  4 servings


  • 2 lbs or 1 bunch of Asian long beans, root ends trimmed
  • Olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup tahini paste
  • 2 limes, juiced and zested
  • A dash or two of your favourite hot sauce
  • 1 teaspoon of soya sauce
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds


  1. Put beans into a large sauté pan and add a big splash of water and a splash or two of olive oil. 
  2. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and heat over high heat, steaming the beans. They’re done when bright green and tender, about 3-5 minutes.
  3. When the water evaporates and the beans are tender the remaining olive oil will begin to sizzle.
  4. If you like you may continue, removing the lid and lightly browning them for a few minutes.
  5. Meanwhile whisk the sesame oil, tahini, lime juice, hot sauce, soya, and honey into a bowl and whisk until smooth. 
  6. When the beans are done place them on a serving plate and drizzle them with the dressing.
  7. Sprinkle the sesame seeds evenly over the top.