Fresh Sesame Green Beans Recipe
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Fresh Sesame Green Beans Recipe

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Looking for an ideal accompaniment to almost any entree? From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Linda Vietmeier shares this simple side dish or fresh green beans mildly flavored with sesame seeds and garlic cloves.
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES:6 servings
Quick Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salt to taste

Nutritional Facts

One 3/4 cup serving (prepared without salt) equals 73 calories, 5 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8 mg sodium, 5 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.


  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute the sesame seeds and garlic in oil. Drain beans; stir into garlic mixture. Season with salt. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Green Beans in Quick Cooking March/April 2003, p8

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Reviewed Nov. 16, 2013

"I also added a dash of Teriyaki sauce, as well as mushrooms, to the skillet mixture. It was nice to have a different way to serve fresh green beans, but I will keep looking for the perfect way that will satisfy my whole family."

Reviewed Jul. 23, 2009

"Great tasting and easy to make. To spice it up, I added a dash of Teriyaki Sauce to the mixture in the skillet."

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