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Green Beans with Golden Raisins

This recipe combines golden raisins and Parmesan cheese from the West with sesame and tea from the East. Per serving: 71 calories; 2 g protein; 4 g fat; 8 g carb; 2 g fiber. More of our favorite farmers' market recipes:

  • yield: Seves 8

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons white sesame seeds
  • 2 tea bags (green or white tea)
  • 4 cups green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 cup shaved Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Spread the sesame seeds on a baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 5 to 6 minutes, or until the sesame seeds are crisp and fragrant.

  2. Step 2

    In a large steamer pot, bring 4 cups water to a boil. Add tea bags. Place green beans in the steam rack. Be sure the water doesn't rise onto the rack. Steam at medium-high heat, covered, until beans are bright green, about 4 minutes. Sprinkle raisins into the steam basket and steam for one more minute.

  3. Step 3

    In a large salad bowl, toss green beans and raisins with vinegar, sesame oil, and sesame seeds. Garnish with Parmesan cheese. Serve immediately.

Source
Body+Soul, September 2005

Reviews (3)

  • 15 Jan, 2009

    I'm always looking for different and easy green bean recipes! This is delicious and the Asian influence was perfect for my food interests at the moment! Thank you!

  • 20 May, 2008

    I also made this for a family holiday and it was a huge hit,

  • 24 Nov, 2007

    Made this as a side for Thanksgiving. Really good flavor!