We have green beans from our garden! I can't claim any credit (my husband does all the gardening), but they sure are delicious. Although I usually roast green beans, it was fun to try something different with this recipe. They're a little spicy, a little nutty, and all around tasty. My 7-month-old daughter also enjoyed some (before we added the spicy sauce). We served the beans with roasted salmon and this biscuit recipe, made with lemon zest and scallions in the dough and za'atar sprinkled on top before baking.
Sesame-Scallion Green Beans (adapted from Cooking Light)
1 T soy sauce
2 tsp chili garlic sauce
2 T sesame oil
8 ounces trimmed green beans
1/4 cup chopped scallions
1 T sesame seeds
1. Stir together the soy sauce and chili garlic sauce in a small bowl and set aside.
2. Heat the sesame oil over medium-high heat in a non-stick skillet. Add the green beans and cook for 6-10 minutes (depending on size), stirring occasionally. Add the scallions when the beans are a few minutes away from being done.
3. Remove from heat, and toss with the sauce mixture and the sesame seeds.