Easy Sesame Green Beans Recipe
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Easy Sesame Green Beans Recipe

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“My love for Chinese cooking sparked this easy, healthy side dish. I use just-picked beans from our garden. It’s great with grilled chicken or pork.” —Debra Broeker, Rocky Mount, Missouri
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 2/3 cup finely chopped sweet onion
  • 3 tablespoons canola oil
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 98 calories, 6g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 315mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cover and cook for 4-7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and immediately place beans in ice water. Drain and pat dry.
  2. In a large skillet, saute beans and onion in oil until onion is tender. Add garlic; cook 1 minute longer. Stir in soy sauce and pepper. Transfer to a serving dish; sprinkle with sesame seeds. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Green Beans in Taste of Home April/May 2010, p66

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aug2295 User ID: 4631582 116999
Reviewed Aug. 18, 2010

"easy to make with a nice flavor."

amyskitchen324 User ID: 1386535 175189
Reviewed Jul. 14, 2010

"These were great! I have made them a couple times now. I love this recipe!"

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