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Stir-Fry Sesame Green Beans

Looking for a different treatment for garden-fresh green beans? Try this stir-fried side dish. It's nicely seasoned with fresh ginger, sesame oil and sesame seeds. -Test Kitchen
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 pound fresh green beans, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 cup julienned sweet red pepper
  • 1 cup sliced fresh mushrooms
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced green onions
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tablespoons reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
  • 1/4 cup sliced dried apricots
  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted


  • In a large nonstick skillet or wok, stir-fry beans over medium-high heat in oil for 2 minutes. Add sweet pepper and mushrooms; stir-fry 2 minutes longer. Add green onions and garlic; stir-fry for 1-2 minutes.
  • Combine the soy sauce and ginger; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 2 minutes. Stir in apricots; cook and stir for 1 minute longer. Remove from the heat; stir in sesame oil and sesame seeds. Serve immediately.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 135 calories, 6g fat (1g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 463mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 5g fiber), 4g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 fruit.
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  • shecooksalot
    Jan 5, 2014

    I made this as a side dish and I have to admit, I was a little leary of the recipe because of the apricots, but I decided to try it and I really liked it. I am always looking of new ways to incorporate vegetables into our meals and this is one dish that's a keeper.