To make green beans:
Wash the beans and trim the ends. Place the beans in a steamer basket over a saucepan of boiling water. Cover and steam for 3 to 4 minutes or until the beans are tender but still slightly crunchy.
To make dressing:
Place the dressing ingredients in a screw-top jar and shake well to combine.
Arrange the beans on a serving platter and drizzle with the dressing. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.
- If you want to serve this as a salad, plunge the steamed beans into iced water, and add some cherry tomatoes and olives. Drizzle with the dressing and serve sprinkled with the toasted sesame seeds.
- Try a combination of green beans and carrots, or add other vegetables such as zucchini, asparagus or red onion.
- In place of the fresh ginger, you can use finely chopped pickled ginger (sushi ginger) in the dressing.
- You can sprinkle this dish with toasted sunflower or pumpkin seeds, pine nuts or slivered almonds instead of the sesame seeds.