Garlic-Sesame Green Beans

Total Time

Prep: 25 min. Cook: 10 min.


12 servings

Updated: Jun. 30, 2023
Sauteed bits of garlic and shallot, with a sprinkling of toasted sesame seeds, turn ordinary beans into something special. Keep the recipe in mind for your garden crop in summer. —Deirdre Cox, Kansas City, Missouri
Garlic-Sesame Green Beans Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted


  1. In a Dutch oven, bring 10 cups water to a boil. Add green beans; cook, uncovered, 6-8 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat oils over medium heat. Add shallot, garlic, salt and pepper; cook and stir 2-3 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain green beans and return to Dutch oven. Add shallot mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

Nutrition Facts

1 serving: 67 calories, 3g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 305mg sodium, 9g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 3g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.