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Savory Sesame Green Beans

 Savory Sesame Green Beans
Vibrant and flavorful, this side will be a welcome accompaniment to any menu. With delightful Asian-inspired flair, it’s wonderful with light dishes like marinated and grilled salmon. Noelle Myers — Grand Forks, North Dakota
6 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 medium sweet red pepper, julienned
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 1 tablespoon rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • Place beans and red pepper in a 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan
  • coated with cooking spray. Combine the remaining ingredients.
  • Drizzle over vegetables; stir to coat.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 425° for 20-25 minutes or until beans are
  • tender, stirring once. Yield: 6 servings.
Nutritional Facts: 2/3 cup equals 55 calories, 3 g fat (trace saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 205 mg sodium, 7 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 2 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.