Sautéed flat bean goma-ae

Goma-ae is a typical side dish of Japanese cuisine. It is made from vegetables and sesame (ten means sesame and but means seasoned).

Normally, we boil vegetables in water first but here, I offer you a simpler recipe. You can prepare this dish with just one pan in 15 minutes.

Goma-ae can be kept for 5 days in the refrigerator. Also perfect for bento!

Ingredients: for 4-5 people

500g flat coconut beans
2 carrots (optional)
2 tbsp. tablespoon of sesame oil
2 tbsp. tablespoon of Gomashio (mixture of toasted sesame and sea salt, you can buy it in organic stores)


Wash the beans and cut the flat bean pieces, then cut into pieces of approximately 3cm. Wash the carrots then peel them and cut them into thin 3mm slices.

In a pan, pour a drizzle of sesame oil.
Sauté the cut vegetables. When the vegetables have browned, sprinkle them with Gomashio.

Serve as an accompaniment to a dish, in fact it goes just as well with fish as with meat. 

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