Ingredients for Salad Dressing 1 clove garlic, minced 1 shallot, minced 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 2 tablespoons soy sauce 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/2 teaspoon chili paste 1 tablespoon sesame oil 1 tablespoon peanut oil Coarse salt and freshly cracked black pepper
Ingredients for salad 1 pound long beans (Mekaral), ends trimmed, beans cut in half crosswise Coarse salt, to taste 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted
Whisk all the ingredients for dressing together in a large bowl and set aside. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Add the long beans. Blanch until crisp tender, about 1 minute. Drain and refresh beans in a bowl of ice water. Drain and toss in a large bowl with the dressing and sprinkle with the sesame seeds.