Sautéed Green Beans with Toasted Benne Dressing
Makes 4 to 6 Servings
  • 6 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons toasted benne seeds
  • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • Garnish: toasted benne seeds
  1. In the container of a blender, place mayonnaise, benne seeds, vinegar, confectioners’ sugar, and sesame oil; blend until smooth. Cover and refrigerate until ready to use.
  2. In a large saucepan, heat olive oil over medium-high heat. Add green beans in an even layer; cook for 3 minutes, without stirring. Reduce heat to medium.
  3. Stir in garlic, salt, and pepper; cook for 3 minutes, without stirring. Add 1 tablespoon water, and stir; cover and cook until beans are tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Drizzle green beans with toasted benne dressing. Garnish with benne seeds, if desired.
Recipe by Taste of the South at