Sesame Green Bean Salad Recipe
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Sesame Green Bean Salad Recipe

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Someone asks for the recipe for this chilled salad every time I make it. It's a refreshing salad that's great for potlucks and other get-togethers. —Terri McKay of New Bern, North Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted

Nutritional Facts

3/4 cup: 65 calories, 3g fat (trace saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 238mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 vegetable, 1/2 fat


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan and cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse in cold water; pat dry. Place in a serving bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk the soy sauce, canola oil, sugar, vinegar, sesame oil and salt. Pour over beans and toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds; toss again. Serve at room temperature. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Sesame Green Bean Salad in Light & Tasty June/July 2006, p23

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Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"My family loves this!"

Reviewed Jul. 17, 2010

"Light, refreshing, easy to make."

Reviewed May. 7, 2009

"I discovered this recipe years ago through Light and Tasty magazine, and I now made this for almost every occasion! They are delicious and so easy to make! People ask me to "bring my green beans" they like them so much! I highly reccommend this recipe:)"

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