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 (0 saturated fat), 0 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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juliebot User ID: 290565 138499
Reviewed Jun. 9, 2011

"My family loves this!"

conniet77 User ID: 1379753 163642
Reviewed Jul. 17, 2010

"Light, refreshing, easy to make."

Chef-Sudey User ID: 3269581 138455
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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