Steamed Vegetables with Sesame Dressing

This Asian-influenced sesame dressing is a light accompaniment for pretty much any vegetable that can be steamed: asparagus, broccoli, cabbage, green beans, snow peas or sugar snap peas. (If you substitute another longer cooking vegetable, remember to adjust the steaming time accordingly.) Serve this as a light starter before a heartier soup or stew. Serves 4.

  1. Prepare 2 cups of the vegetable by trimming and/or cutting into equally sized pieces
  2. Place a steamer basket over about ½ inch of water in a large, shallow pan and bring to a boil
  3. Reduce to a gentle simmer, place the vegetables in the basket and cover
  4. Steam until tender and bright green, 4-7 minutes

Meanwhile, prepare the dressing by mixing together:

  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds

Pour the dressing over the steamed vegetables and serve.

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2 thoughts on “Steamed Vegetables with Sesame Dressing

  1. Marty 14 December 2006 at 5:14 pm

    A very nice beginning to a meal.

  2. Deviled Egg 4 February 2010 at 2:09 pm

    Sounds tasty! My new goal for 2010, is to try and serve at least two vegetable dishes with every meal. I’m struggling because I’m not very creative when it comes to cooking vegetables. I’ll have to give this one a try. 😀

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