Green Bean Crunch
|750 g||green beans, trimmed||1 1/2 lb|
|1/2||small head cauliflower, cut into florets||1/2|
|250 ml||water||1 cup|
|1||large clove garlic||1|
|15 ml||lemon juice||1 tbsp|
|50 ml||soy sauce||1/4 cup|
|50 ml||water||1/4 cup|
|15 ml||olive oil||1 tbsp|
|15 ml||sesame seeds||1 tbsp|
|8||large leaves of lettuce||8|
|In large saucepan, bring 1 cup (250 ml) water to boil. Add onion, garlic, lemon juice, beans and cauliflower. Reduce heat, cover and simmer until vegetables are tender crisp, about 8 minutes; drain and discard garlic.
Combine soy sauce, 1/4 cup (50 ml) water and oil; pour over vegetables. Cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Toast sesame seeds and toast in 325 F (160 C) oven for 5 minutes or until golden brown.
Just before serving, toss vegetable mixture; remove from marinade. Arrange lettuce leaf on each plate. Spoon vegetable mixture onto lettuce and sprinkle with sesame seeds.