Basil-Sesame Green Beans Recipe
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Basil-Sesame Green Beans Recipe

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"There aren't many leftovers when I serve this to company," relates Denise Elder. In her Hanover, Ontario kitchen she combines fresh green beans with lots of basil, chopped onion and toasted sesame seeds.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 4-1/2 cups cut fresh green beans
  • 1 to 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons minced fresh basil or 1-1/4 teaspoons dried basil
  • 4 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

1/2 cup: 97 calories, 8g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 409mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein.


  1. Place the beans in a saucepan and cover with water; add the salt. Bring to a boil; cover and cook for 7-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and place in a serving bowl. Add the onion, oil, basil and sesame seeds; toss to coat. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Basil-Sesame Green Beans in Quick Cooking September/October 2004, p36

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