Green Pepper Sautéed with Sesame Seeds

Green Pepper Sautéed with Sesame Seeds

Crunchy sesame seeds and peppers. Great for bentos or for when you need a quick side dish.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Green peppers
White sesame seeds (ground), roasted, if desired
1 tablespoon
● Soy sauce
2 scant teaspoons
● Mirin
1 teaspoon
Sesame oil
To taste
White sesame seeds, use roasted seeds as topping, to taste


1. Remove seeds from the green peppers and slice lengthwise into slightly thick sticks.
2. Mix together the ingredients marked with a ●.
3. Heat sesame oil in a pan, add green peppers from Step 1, and sauté on medium heat.
4. When the oil is evenly distributed and the green peppers are slightly soft, stir in the seasoning from Step 2. Sprinkle on the sesame seeds, and serve.
5. Right before serving, sprinkle on roasted white sesame seeds to taste.

Story Behind this Recipe

When I used to eat bentos for lunch, green peppers with semi-dried baby sardines was a regular item. Now, I'm into making sautéd vegetables, like eggplant sprinkled with sesame seeds.