Chilled green beans in sesame dressing

|Chilled green beans in sesame dressing|

There are always so much to do on every Mondays, working and cooking and preparing tomorrow’s lunch, it’s never easy to beat Monday blues every week.

Feed yourself some cool easy healthy dish is one good way to boost your positive energy for the week. make a nutritious veggie dish like chilled beans in sesame dressing and store for 2 to 3 days in your fridge to get your week easy going.

What you need:
– 1/2 lb green beans
– 5 tbsp homemade sesame paste
– 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
– 2 tbsp mirin (japanese cooking wine)
– some salt
– 3 tsp maple syrup (or your desired type of sugar)

What you do:
1. chop up your green beans into bite size, about 1inch long then cook in boiling water for about 3 mins (watch when the beans turn from forest green to grass or lighter green)
2. strain your green beans in cold water and lay your beans out to cool
3. then mix with the dressing prepared above and store in the fridge (best is to cool in the fridge for at least 3 hours)

p.s. the best for any chilled dishes is to keep your veggies fresh and crisp, therefore avoid overcooking your green beans!

 

|冷。芝麻醬四季豆|

每一個人在星期一都總會有一點兒monday blues,一想到放工後還要煮晚餐做飯盒的話都會有點兒抓狂。

趁天氣開始熱可以製作不同的簡單冷盤,放在冰箱內儲存吃兩三天或者用來準備第二天的便當都是不錯的懶人煮意。

製作冷芝麻醬四季豆先將豆切小段,這樣豆就會較容易熟。

材料:
-半磅四季豆
-5湯匙自製芝麻蓉
-3湯匙低鹽醬油
-2湯匙味淋
-少許鹽
-3茶匙楓樹糖漿

做法非常簡單:
1.先將四季豆切小段放入滾水煮大約3分鐘(四季豆開始由深綠轉為青綠)
2.然後過冷河,待涼
3.最後跟醬汁材料拌好放在冰箱(建議最少放3小時才能夠做到清脆爽甜的涼拌四季豆)

p.s. 四季豆切忌煮太熟,冷盤菜式最好保持清脆口感。

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