Prep Time: 5 minutes | Cooking Time: 15 minutes | Yield: about 4 servings
- 1 pound green beans, rinsed and ends removed
- 2 cloves minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons tamari
- 4 tablespoons tahini
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- Place beans in a steamer basket.
- Add about 2 inches of water into the pot.
- Bring to a boil, cover and let steam for 10 minutes.
- Mix tahini, garlic, and tamari.
- When beans are tender, place in a bowl with garlic mixture.
- Squeeze with lemon juice, combine and serve.
As I (Tracy) mixed the sauce and added it to my entire pan of fresh steamed green beans (which we LOVE) I wondered if it would ruin them and I’d end up wasting ALL of my green beans. NOPE! I served them to the family and they ALL LOVED them!
I didn’t even know what tamari was. I looked around the grocery store and finally did a search on my phone in the grocery isle. I decided to use the soy sauce I had at home. Read about the difference between soy sauce and tamari here.
Tahini is a ground sesame seed paste. It can be found by the peanut or nut butters or in the international or ethnic food isle or near specialty olives.
This recipe was given to Tracy by Bridgette O’Connor of Nu-Trix for Health + Wellness.
Listen to our show #127 – Healthy Eating – Tracy and Chelle Are Taking Credit for the “BIG SALAD” to get more information on our healthy eating choices.