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Curtis Stone's Green Beans with Tomatoes and Sesame


30 mins


10 mins





Curtis Stone's Green Beans with Tomatoes and Sesame


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 11/2 cups (420g) Greek-style yoghurt
  • 1/4 cup (70g) tahini
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • 750g green beans, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) olive oil
  • 1 lemon, zest finely grated, juiced
  • 350g mixed medley tomatoes, halved
  • 1/2 cup fresh coriander leaves and tender stems
  • 1/2 cup fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
  • 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves


  1. In a blender or food processor, blend garlic cloves and 1/4 cup (60ml) water until garlic is finely chopped. Add yoghurt and tahini and blend until smooth. Season with salt and pepper and set yoghurt-tahini sauce aside.
  2. In a small frying pan over medium heat, cook sesame seeds, stirring frequently, for 4 mins or until golden brown. Transfer to a small bowl to cool. Toss with 1/2 teaspoon salt.
  3. Bring a large pot of salted water to the boil. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, combine 6 cups ice with 6 cups (1.5L) water to make an ice bath. Add green beans to boiling water and cook for 3 mins or until beans are crisp-tender.
  4. Transfer beans to the ice bath and leave for 10 mins or until completely chilled. Drain beans well and pat dry with paper towel.
  5. In a large bowl, whisk oil, lemon zest and 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice. Season with salt and pepper. Add green beans, tomatoes, coriander, parsley and mint and toss to coat.
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