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Sesame Green Beans

"For me, the most time-consuming part of preparing this side is picking the green beans in the garden," says Jeanne Bennett of North Richland Hills, Texas. "My family loves their fresh taste, and I love that they're fast to fix!"
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 15 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 3/4 pound fresh green beans
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted


  • In a large saucepan, bring beans and water to a boil; reduce heat to medium. Cover and cook for 10-15 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender; drain. Add the butter, soy sauce and sesame seeds; toss to coat.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 39 calories, 2g fat (1g saturated fat), 5mg cholesterol, 181mg sodium, 4g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 2g fiber), 1g protein.

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  • ebramkamp
    Jul 1, 2020

    We love fresh green beans so I am always looking for new ways to serve them. I found this recipe last minute and decided to try it. I'm glad I did. The sesame seed with green beans is delicious. I will definitely make them again

  • ReneeMurby
    Jun 17, 2020

    Delightful! Simple and delicious. I will be making this again and again.

  • MarineMom_texas
    Jun 14, 2020

    This recipe is delicious. These quick and easy green beans make a wonderful side dish to almost any entree. We enjoyed it with our pork chops tonight. Definitely a 5-star recipe. I made no changes to the recipe. We plan on having this delicious side dish again. Volunteer Field Editor

  • habenaroman
    Jan 25, 2015

    Easy & Tasty.

  • lurky27
    Mar 28, 2011

    Oh so yummy & easy!~ Theresa

  • sarahwheat
    Jun 18, 2010

    We make this at least once a week!

  • valanddansmith
    Feb 9, 2009

    Simple and delicious!!! I used frozen whole green beans for convenience but I'll try them with fresh green beans next time. My family really enjoyed them!!