Green Beans Ponzu Salad

Happy St.Patrick’s Day!

Have you already gotten pinched today? If so, show this yummy food to avoid getting pinched again!

Do you like cooking green beans? I love it because green beans, especially the fresh one keeps crispy texture even after boiling them. When they are on sale, a lot of people gather around the box and they choose the right one quite seriously. 

When you get nice fresh green beans, how do you like them to be cooked? With garlic? Or as a casserole that your mom made for you when you were child? I usually stir fry them with garlic, the simple yet gorgeous in flavor, but this time let’s pair them up with my homemade ponzu(citrus flavored soy) sauce! 


<Today’s Recipe>

Green Beans Ponzu Sauce

green bean ponzu salad


  • 1 hand green beans – trimmed and sliced about 2 inches long
  • ½ carrot – shredded
  • Some sesame seeds
  • Some bonito flakes

Ponzu sauce

  • ½ lime for juice
  • ¼ cup soy sauce
  • ¼ teaspoon bonito soup stock



  1. Fill water in a pot and bring it to boil. Add green beans and cook until they are crispy yet soft. Drain.
  2. Combine all ingredients for ponzu sauce and mix well. Set aside.
  3. Combine green beans, carrots, ponzu sauce together and toss well. Sprinkle some sesame seeds and bonito flakes. Enjoy!

<Cooking Tips>

  • This recipe’s key is how you make the green beans nice and crispy. To avoid overcook them, don’t go check laundry or try to have a little break because they usually take longer than you think. Be a good mom/dad;)

green bean ponzu salad

Mmm, nice crispy texture still remains and soaking up a nice refreshing flavor of ponzu! With a sprinkle of bonito flakes, the flavor boosts up to make you smile for yummy food:) If you are looking for another way to cook green beans, salad with ponzu is the one you should try:)


Now, pack this as your lunch and avoid getting pinched;)


<Other Green Beans Recipes>

Flavorful dish! Eggplant and Green Bean Stir Fry

eggplant green bean stir fry

Simple yet the flavor of the herb makes it gorgeous! Grilled Green Bean with Perilla

grilled green bean perilla

How about making it a creamy salad? Green Bean salad

green bean salad

Enjoy home cooking and your own creation of homemade food:)

2 Comments Add yours

  1. trkingmomoe says:

    Thank you for this recipe. I buy ponzu sauce in a bottle and I had no idea how to make it. I copied your recipe.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Tanooki says:

      Hello Momoe, welcome to Tanooki Homemade Cafe, and thank you for your comment:)
      I’m glad to hear that, hope you’ll love your homemade ponzu!


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