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servings January/February 2013
Prep time
30 minutes
Cooking time
Total time
30 minutes


Steam an assortment of veggies and toss with a sesame seed dressing to make a healthy, tasty salad. Add roasted tofu or chicken for more of a meal.



1 lb
Bok Choy (separated into leaves)
1⁄2 lb
green beans (trimmed and cut to 1-inch pieces)
1 c
broccoli florets
1⁄3 c
Raw sesame seeds
2 T
1 T
1 t
Rice vinegar


Put 1 inch of water in a large pot and bring to a boil. Fill a bowl with ice water.
In a steamer or colander, add the bok choy leaves. Set over the boiling water and steam until leaves are bright green, about 5 minutes. Immediately plunge into ice water. Drain and pat dry.
Do the same with the green beans: steam for 5 minutes then plunge into ice water, drain and pat dry.
Add the broccoli to the steamer, steam for 3 minutes, plunge into ice water, drain and pat dry.

Put all the veggies in your serving dish.

Toast sesame seeds in small skillet over very low heat for 5 minutes or until golden, shaking pan often. Watch carefully as they will easily burn. Grind seeds in a mortar and pestle or in food processor until just flaky, about 12 seconds. Transfer seeds to a small bowl. Stir in tamari, honey, vinegar and 1 Tbsp water. Toss vegetables with dressing. Serve.