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Fresh Sesame Green Beans

Looking for an ideal accompaniment to almost any entree? From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Linda Vietmeier shares this simple side dish or fresh green beans mildly flavored with sesame seeds and garlic cloves.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salt to taste


  • Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute the sesame seeds and garlic in oil. Drain beans; stir into garlic mixture. Season with salt.
Nutrition Facts
3/4 cup: 73 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • CookWithTheLook
    Nov 16, 2013

    I also added a dash of Teriyaki sauce, as well as mushrooms, to the skillet mixture. It was nice to have a different way to serve fresh green beans, but I will keep looking for the perfect way that will satisfy my whole family.

  • msmudzinski
    Jul 23, 2009

    Great tasting and easy to make. To spice it up, I added a dash of Teriyaki Sauce to the mixture in the skillet.