Mushrooms and Green Beans with Sesame Seed Dressing

This easy and quick dish is packed with awesome flavor and it makes a great side dish or eaten as a meal. Feel free to experiment with other vegetables or ingredients such as spinach, broccoli, asparagus for a unique mushroom dish.


  • 3 oz fresh mushrooms, sliced

  • 2 cups trimmed, halved green beans (about 5 oz)

  • salt and pepper

  • 4 tbsp sesame seeds

  • 2 tbsp soy sauce

  • 1 tsp sugar

1. Grind the sesame seeds in a mortar or buzz in a spice grinder (coffee grinder) until you have a slightly coarse powder. Set aside for now.

2. Bring a small pot of water to a boil and season it with some salt.

3. ​Add the green beans and mushrooms to the pot and cook, stirring occasionally, until they're cooked, about 3-5 minutes.

4. ​Drain the beans and mushrooms, immediately cool them with cold running water, and drain.

5. ​Combine the soy sauce, sugar, and reserved sesame powder in a bowl and stir mixture.

6. ​Add the mushrooms and green beans to the mixture and stir to coat well. Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed. Mound them on a plate and serve.

7. ​This dish can be made and stored in the fridge a day ahead before usage. It can last up to 3-4 days.

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