Meatless Monday: Sesame Greens

by Apr 11th, 2011 // Meatless Mondays, Sides, Veggie Friendly

Meatless Monday: Sesame Greens

The advantage of letting your kid see the Star Wars Trilogy is that everything after (including food) can be likened to something in the movie. Take for example this “mini green light sabers.” They were gobbled right up.

I thought it would help that he was already a fan of sesame seed bagels, but that theory went right out the window as I watched my kid wipe the seeds off each light saber before popping it in his mouth.

With or without sesame seeds, I think Yoda would be proud of my little Jedi.

Sesame Greens Recipe

Prep Time: 5 mins  Cooking Time: 10 mins

1 pound green beans
1/2 pound asparagus spears
1 1/2 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon soysauce
1 teaspoon sesame oil
toasted sesame seeds

1. Trim and cut the green beans into 1 inch pieces. Snap the asparagus spears, discard ends and cut into one inch pieces.
2. Blanch the asparagus and green beans in a pot of boiling water for 2 to 3 minutes, drain and run under cold water. Meanwhile, heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat.
3. Add asparagus and green beans and cook until it sizzles and veggies blister.
4. Add soy sauce and continue to cook for 2 to 3 minutes.
5. Drizzle with sesame oil, transfer to a serving bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Makes: 4 servings

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5 Comments on “Meatless Monday: Sesame Greens”

  1. 1.) Central Products
    April 11th, 2011

    Great creative way to get him to eat his green veggies! Maybe the sesame seeds will work out next time.

  2. 2.) Beetals
    April 11th, 2011

    We use a similar recipe – blanch beans for 4-5mins, drain, toss in serving bowl with toasted sesame seeds and some low sodium soy sauce. Great paired with teriyaki grilled pork chops and sweet potatoes! Sometimes I add matchstick bell peppers and/or carrots.

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