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Sesame Green Bean Salad

 Sesame Green Bean Salad
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
5 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 20 min.


  • 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


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