Beans can be replaced with other vegetables like Spinach, Carrot, Japanese Mushrooms, Asparagus, Gobo, Broccoli, etc. This is one of the most popular ‘Ae-mono’, a type of Japanese salad, and my most favourite vegetable dish!


4 Servings


Beans about 350g
*Beans can be replaced with Spinach, Carrot, Japanese Mushrooms (eg. Shiitake & Shimeji), Broccoli, Asparagus or other vegetables.


‘Goma-ae’ Sauce

Roasted Sesame Seeds 2 tablespoons *ground
Sugar 1 tablespoon
Soy Sauce 2 tablespoons


1. Grind Roasted Sesame Seeds, add Sugar and Soy Sauce and mix well to make sauce.
2. Cut vegetables in bite size and boil until tender, then drain. If you use Shiitake or Shimeji, grill or stir fry on a frypan.
3. Combine vegetables and Sauce well.