Garlicky, Spicy and Sesamey Green Beans

Garlicky, Spicy and Sesamey Green Beans


"Always looking for a way to make green beans different, this one is such a winner. Green beans are sauteed with garlic, shallot and sesame seeds for a tasty side dish with Asian flair."


20 m servings 116 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 4 servings



  • Calories:
  • 116 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 7.6 g
  • 12%
  • Carbs:
  • 10.8g
  • 3%
  • Protein:
  • 3.8 g
  • 8%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Sodium:
  • 108 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

On Sale

What's on sale near you.


  • Prep

  • Cook

  • Ready In

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the green beans, and cook for about 2 minutes. Drain, and immediately transfer to a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking. Drain again.
  2. Heat the sesame oil and vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the green beans, and fry for 2 to 3 minutes, stirring constantly. Add the garlic, shallot, salt and pepper to the beans. Cook and stir for 1 minute. Mix in the sesame seeds, cook for 1 more minute, then serve.
  • profile image

Your rating



  1. 43 Ratings


I loved these & so did my husband. I didn't change a thing except to add a couple more sprinkles of sesame oil because the shallots & garlic looked like they were cooking dry. Will have again & ...

What I liked most about this is the cooking method! Blanching the green beans before finishing them off in the skillet served to preserve their vibrant green color, and made them perfectly crisp...

Way too many sesame seeds, definitely not spicy, couldn't even taste any garlic, and I just wasn't impressed. I followed the recipe as directed. Other recipes found here for the same type dish a...

This has been my favorite Asian-style green beans yet. I've tried some higher-rated ones and wasn't impressed. This will be my new method, with the addition of Sriracha. For the record, I subbed...

This was a great tasty way of making green beans! When we made it, however, we added red and yellow peppers to add some color and flavor and it was GREAT! Thanks!

there are definitely extra sesame seeds that end up staying the in pan... but I like sesame so its ok. It's definitely not spicy like the name says. I added oyster sauce for some more flavour an...

Really quick and easy side dish! I would add some red peper flakes to this for an added kick. I can't really have sesame seeds but the sesame oil added the flavor so it was all good.

These are really good. I wouldn't call them spicy though. My family loved them and it was a nice change from the normal green beans. I did steam my green beans instead of blanching them. I didn'...

I cut the sesame seeds back by half and added a sprinkling of red pepper flake, other than that I made no changes. Very good. No leftovers. I served this with brown rice and Budget Bytes Honey S...