I have a feeling none of you would wanna come over for this butter beans recipe if you knew how much fun I had making it.
I was dancing around my kitchen to 80’s music. Dancing around like that babysitter in Honey I Shrunk The Kids….and I had the bright idea to toast some sesame seeds for a batch of holiday cookies I was about to bake.
But as soon as I took the seeds out of the oven- the fragrant toasted sesame dots had me beyond excited and all I could think about was what else I could make with them.
Since my tummy was rumbling and I didn’t want to wait for my cookies to bake, I tossed together this quick n’ easy salad and dumped in a heck of a lotta toasted sesame seeds.
When I say, the more seeds, the better….I’m SO serious.
The more, the better, people.
I think I tossed in 4 Tbsp. and just chomped away- it’s like a homemade tahini in your mouth without a food processor.
Yes, I’m classy like that.
Told ya, you wouldn’t wanna come over and see me making this in action.
You’ll love it.
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- 1 Tbsp. sesame seeds
- 1 (15 oz.) can butter beans, drained and rinsed
- 1 cup frozen corn
- 1 cup frozen peas
- 2 cups loosely packed baby spinach
- 2 Tbsp. olive oil
- 1 tsp. freshly squeezed lemon juice
- sea salt and pepper, to taste
- Toast sesame seeds in a large skillet over medium heat until golden brown. Set aside.
- Steam peas and corn in a steamer basket on the stove top over medium heat until tender, about 4-5 minutes. Remove from heat.
- In a large bowl, toss beans, corn, peas and spinach with olive oil. sea salt and pepper. Drizzle with lemon juice; toss again.
- Transfer to a serving bowl; garnish with sesame seeds and serve.