Sides We Love: Green Beans with Sesame Dressing

greenbeans with sesame dressing

I am unfortunately surrounded by mayo-haters – starting with my partner in life to my dear friend and partner in business.  Together they are “corrupting” my child into thinking “mayo is gross”. (Evil people 🙂 ) Nonetheless, I am an unapologetic lover of mayo and absolutely love this sesame dressing recipe.  I have been looking for years to replicate this dressing available at many a Japanese restaurant that makes salad amazingly addictive.  And finally, I have found it.  The bottled store-bought stuff be damned, I am making my own sesame-mayo dressing from now on.

This dressing can work with a variety of greens and vegetables.  I suspect it will also work great with grilled meats or perhaps even with a Japanese-inspired chicken salad (converted into a sandwich with soft brioche bread).  We ate these green beans as part of a rice bowl with teriyaki salmon and tofu, avocado and a fried runny egg.  Super yum!  The other great thing about this recipe as that kids can pretty much make it by themselves, as my kiddo did.  And she totally enjoyed eating it – take that Stacie!! 🙂

Sesame Dressing (from Japanese Cooking 101)


  • 5 Tbsp Mayonnaise (used a little less mayo – 3/4 tbsp)
  • 1 Tbsp rice vinegar
  • 2 tsp soy sauce
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp ground sesame seeds (I used sesame seeds)
  • 2 tsp sesame oil


  1. Place all the ingredients In a bowl, and mix well.


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