Sesame Green Beans

Here's what you need

1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 1/2 teaspoons sesame oil
juice of half a lime
1 tablespoon soy sauce
1/4 cup olive oil
up to 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes, depending on how spicy you like it
salt and pepper, to taste
thinly sliced scallions and sesame seeds, for garnish

Here's what you do

Bring a few inches of water to a boil in a medium pot with a steamer basket. Be sure the steamer basket is not touching the water. Place the trimmed green beans in the steamer, cover and cook for 5 to 7 minutes until the beans are bright green and still crisp. Remove the beans from the steamer and submerge in a bowl of ice water. Once the beans have cooled, strain and set aside.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the sesame oil, lime juice, and soy sauce. Stream in the olive oil while whisking vigorously to emulsify. Season with red pepper flakes, salt and pepper. Toss the green beans in the dressing and refrigerate for at least 10 minutes up to a couple of hours. 

Prior to serving, give the green beans another toss to thoroughly coat in the dressing. Sprinkle with scallions and sesame seeds, enjoy!