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Marinated Green Beans

 Marinated Green Beans
For many years, I made this dish with asparagus. At Thanksgiving, green beans were all I had, so I used them instead. Everyone enjoyed it. Plus, it doesn't take much time to put together. —Phy Bresse of Lumberton, North Carolina
6 ServingsPrep: 20 min. + chilling


  • 2 cups water
  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon Chinese five-spice powder
  • Dash pepper
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


  • In a large saucepan, bring water to a boil. Add beans; cover and boil
  • for 3-5 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain immediately place beans
  • in ice water. Drain and pat dry. Place in a large bowl.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, vinegar, olive oil,
  • sesame oil, ginger, five-spice powder and pepper. Pour over beans;
  • toss to coat. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour or until chilled.
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds just before serving. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 49 calories, 2 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 206 mg sodium, 6 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber,

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Nutritional Facts: 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.