Raw Black and Green Beans with Nori and a Sesame Ginger Sauce


While at my local farmers market, I came across some beautiful heirloom variety of green beans, except they were not green, they were black! Even if you cannot find any black green beans, the regular haricot verts will do just fine. I decided to prepare an Asian dish, with which I added shredded nori, which is very high in iodine to promote supreme thyroid health. This dish is light, yet satisfying and definitely adds a zing to your pallet. Enjoy!

4 cups of green beans. Add the black green beans if possible.
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
4 Tbsp toasted sesame oil (not raw, can use cold pressed if desired)
2 Tbsp coconut aminos, or 1 Tbsp gluten-free tamari
1/2 inch of ginger
1 clove of garlic
juice of 1 lime
1/4 cup black sesame seeds
4 sheets of raw nori, shredded


First, take the beans and de-stem them and put into a mixing bowl. Then take the next 6 ingredients and put them in a mini blender and blend. Feel free to add a dash of cayenne pepper for an extra kick. Many people are afflicted with a soy allergy, so instead I used a fantastic product called coconut aminos to add the salt component. It is incredibly high in minerals and amino acids, more so than Braggs Liquid Aminos which are soy based. Feel free to add more to taste. Once the sauce and beans are prepared, then you can start to assemble the dish. Add sauce to the beans, along with the black sesame seeds and shredded nori. Toss in mixing bowl until beans are lightly coated in sauce and serve in a nice serving bowl. Garnish with shredded nori.