Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans


"I had always been indifferent to green beans... until I tried this recipe, given to me by a friend. For such a simple dish, you will be surprised at how much flavor this has! Broccoli is equally delicious prepared this way."


30 m servings 78 cals
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Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 78 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 4.6 g
  • 7%
  • Carbs:
  • 8.6g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 2.5 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 152 mg
  • 6%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Heat oil in a large skillet or wok over medium heat. Add sesame seeds. When seeds start to darken, stir in green beans. Cook, stirring, until the beans turn bright green.
  2. Pour in chicken broth, salt and pepper. Cover and cook until beans are tender-crisp, about 10 minutes. Uncover and cook until liquid evaporates.
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  1. 618 Ratings


This recipe interested me for its sheer simplicity and for its cooking method. My curiosity was enough that I was determined to make it as written-which meant resisting the urge, first of all, t...

This was a great easy way to make vary green beens. As suggested by others, I added minced garlic to the oil and then a little soy sauce with the beens and it turned out great.

Wonderful and so easy! I made this dish for a family get-together and doubled everything. I used 2 lbs of frozen cut green beans (rather than fresh ones) and the cook time was still about the ...

Yum. I've made these a few times now. They're just so easy to make, and I love how I don't have to use any butter. I use EVOO for browning the sesame seeds, and I also throw in a little bit of...

I used a splatter screen when I toasted the sesame seeds but not many popped on me. I did add sesame oil in w/ the olive oil to add flavor...was fearful of the sesame oil burning if I had only u...

OUTSTANDING! Easy and delicious. I gave this 5 stars and like someone else said - if there was a higher rating, I would use it! Even if you only "tolerate" green beans, you need to try this r...

I tried it with the broccoli. If you are doing broccoli though, it doesn't need 10 minutes. Six minutes will be fine; 10 minutes makes them soggy.

Great recipe - even for those who 'don't like' green beans. I've made this recipe for years and always received compliments. I add 2 tsp. finely minced garlic when cooking the sesame to give i...

I brought this dish to a dinner of finicky guests. It was a HUGE hit with everyone. Three guests made me write down the recipe!!!