Slightly lenghthy title for the simplest side salad you’ll ever make!
After coming back from Tokyo I was seriously in need of my favourite tamanegi dressing (onion dressing, Kewpie brand btw if anyone wants to try it)!
I had to come up with a solution and the only way was to try an make it at home.
3 ingredient. Stir them up. Let the marinade. Done!
Seriously as simple as that and it tastes amazing on any salad!
One of my favourites is to pair it with some green beans – letting them steam until soft but still remaining a slight crunch and bright green colour, topping with lots of onion-y dressing and a good sprinkling of sesame seeds!
You better believe that I’ve been eating this pretty much every day since I got back!
Green Bean Salad with an Asian Onion Dressing vegan, dairy free, can be gluten free
This dressing packs a flavour punch and although the ingredients list is short, don’t be fooled by the flavour it will bring! If you are able to somehow hunt down irizake, I recommend you buy it as it’s one of my favourite ingredients in the kitchen and I assure you you will never look back (I can’t remember the last time I used soy sauce). It’s packed with umami and has such a well rounded flavour.
The dressing will also make more than you need but you can keep it in the fridge and put it on any side salad or even a bowl of grains!
250g green beans
1 onion, finely diced
2 tbsp apple cider vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil (you can substitute with toasted sesame oil)
1-2 tbsp irizake (you can substitute with soy sauce or tamari, but be careful as this may bring a stronger flavour)
Toasted sesame seeds, black or white
Mix the salad ingredients and store in a jar in the fridge for atleast a few hours so the onion bits can marinade.
When ready to serve, steam the green beans for 3 minutes or so and once done, put into a bowl of ice water.
Drain the beans and serve on a plate, with lots of dressing and a generous sprinkling of sesame seeds.