|Silly-Easy Sesame Green Beans|
Goal: match the simplicity of this post with the simplicity of this recipe.
I prefer my veggies cooked. Rarely do I crave a big ole' raw salad. As a result, I'm always looking for easy but flavorful veggie side dishes that I can whip up in bulk and have around all week.
I recently enjoyed a delicious lunch at Sunflower Cafe here in Nashville, which included their signature veggie burger (MUST TRY) and a hefty side of sesame steamed kale. I absolutely loved the pairing of toasted, rich sesame flavor with the sturdy chew of kale, and decided to make my own spin on the dish.
Green beans are a similar blank-slate that can stand up to strong ingredients. In addition to the sesame oil finish, I baked-in the flavors of onion and garlic for an added richness. Sesame seeds sprinkled on top round out the texture profile, and the result is addictive veggie goodness!
So that's that. If you're looking to increase your side dish repertoire and/or you love Asian flavor and green beans, this recipe is for you. Simple, reliable and totally delicious. Enjoy!