Green Beans and Mint with Crispy Browned Butter Panko and Tahini Maple Dressing
Prep Time: 15mins
Cook Time: 10mins
Total Time: 25mins
These roasted green beans are tossed with a tahini maple dressing, tart sumac and crispy brown butter panko. It's one of my favourite green bean recipes!
1lbgreen beans, washed and trimmed
¼cuppanko, gluten-free if needed
¼cupmint, thinly sliced
1tablespoonapple cider vinegar
1tablespoonplus 1 teaspoon water
1teaspoonume plum vinegar, sub sea salt to taste
Preheat the oven to 375. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place the beans on the baking sheet and toss them with the oil. Bake in the oven for 10 minutes, or until they have just started to soften.
1 lb green beans, 1 teaspoon olive oil
While the beans are roasting, prepare the panko. Heat the butter in a small frying pan over medium-high heat until it is very frothy. Once the froth begins to settle down remove the pan from the heat and, using a spoon, remove the froth and discard it. Place the pan back on the heat until the bits in the bottom are nicely browned. Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the panko.
1 tablespoon butter, ¼ cup panko
In a large bowl mix, the dressing ingredients. When the beans are slightly tender but still have a bit of crunch remove them from the oven and put them in the bowl with the dressing. Add the panko, mint, and sumac and toss everything together well.
¼ cup mint, 2 tablespoons tahini, 2 tablespoons maple syrup, 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar, 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon water, 1 teaspoon ume plum vinegar, 1 clove garlic, 1 teaspoon sumac
Serve immediately with a little extra sumac sprinkled over top.
You can prepare the dressing and panko up to a day ahead. The beans can be laid out on a baking sheet with the oil and kept on your counter, covered, for up to 8 hours. Put them in the oven to cook 10 minutes before you want to serve them.
Tahini is found in most grocery stores, near the peanut butter.Ume plum vinegar can be found in some well-stocked grocery stores or online here.