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Basil-Sesame Green Beans

 Basil-Sesame Green Beans
"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.
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 25 min.


  • 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


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