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Easy Sesame Green Beans Recipe

Easy Sesame Green Beans Recipe

“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. YIELD: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


  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

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