Chilled Green Beans with Sesame Sauce

         Yield: 4 Servings
Categories: Asian, Summer, Salads, Vegetables/

1 lb Green beans 3 tb Peanut oil 1 tb Soy sauce 2 ts Rice wine vinegar 1 ts Sesame oil 1 tb Sesame seeds, toasted Trim green beans and wash and drain them well. Fill a medium saucepan with water and bring to a boil. Blanch the green beans for 5 minutes until tender yet crisp. Drain and immediately immerse in cold water. Drain again very well. In a small jar with a tight fitting lid, combine the peanut oil, soy sauce, vinegar, sesame oil and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Shake well. Put the drained beans in a serving dish and pour the sauce over. Toss well. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and toss again. Cover and chill for at least on hour or up to 24 hours before serving. Serve cool or at room temperature. Per serving: 147 Calories; 13g Fat (73% calories from fat); 3g Protein; 8g Carbohydrate; 0mg Cholesterol; 214mg Sodium Recipe By: Vegetarian Pleasures