Green Beans with Tahini and Garlic

"A light but full-flavoured dish. This serves 4-6 as a main (vegetarian/vegan course), 8-10 as a side dish."
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  • Cut beans 1 inch long.
  • Steam until crisp and tender, about 6-8 minutes.
  • Heat oil in a skillet on medium heat and add mustard seeds.
  • When they pop, turn heat low and add garlic and ginger.
  • Add rest of ingredients.
  • Mix well and heat through.
  • Serve warm, not hot.

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  1. I'm not the most enthusiastic fan of green beans but this is quite a good recipe for even the fussiest eater. Excellent mix of flavours. Couldn't get the toddler to eat these because she insisted on feeding her beans to me LOL.
  2. I was stuck. It is QUITE flavorful, but I am not sure if it is the right flavors? It was good.
  3. Great Green Beans! The tahini was such a wonderful and flavorful addition. For all those that love the flavor of nuts with your green beans you should give this a try. Even the 4 year old ate all his green beans!


<style>body { background: url(""); background-repeat: repeat-y; }</style> OK, here goes. I live in Athens, Greece. I moved out here many, many years ago from Ottawa, Canada - so I am blessed in having two wonderful heritages! I suffer from compulsive obsessive behaviour with regard to food and my psychiatrist thought it would be a good idea to find a 'society' where many have the same problem and try to find a cure. So far, I've copied a couple of thousand recipes from this site and my psychiatrist has thrown the towel in and refuses to answer the phone when I call. What did I do wrong? Got 3 kids that keep me on the go - 10 and under at this point (2008) - I may not get round to updating this for a few years, so you'll have to do your own maths. I teach English full-time and Greek Cookery part-time. I would like to make the cooking part of it full-time and the English Grammar part of it part-time. That's all for now.
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