Sesame Tempura Green Beans Recipe -
Sesame Tempura Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 30 mins

Sesame Tempura Green Beans

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"This is an easy, delicious green bean tempura recipe. Fresh green beans are deep fried to crisp, golden perfection and dipped in a sweet and sour sauce."

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Original recipe makes 2 cups Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins

    30 mins


  1. Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. In a medium bowl, mix the flour, sesame seeds and beer until smooth. Roll the beans in the flour mixture to coat.
  3. Deep fry the coated beans in small batches until golden brown, about 1 1/2 minutes per batch. Drain on paper towels. Salt to taste.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the soy sauce, lime juice and sugar to use as a dipping sauce.
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  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 25, 2004

Absolutely fantastic!! Light and tasty batter. I definitely had to add flour and I also added some Italian breadcrumbs to thicken it up. I used Sam Adam's Light Lager beer. Deep fried small florets of broccoli and cauliflower plus some button mushrooms. Dipping sauce also great. Received rave reviews from my guests.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 25, 2004

I thought this was just o.k. but because my husband and daughter seemed to like it a lot and it was very easy to make, I will probably make it again. The batter seemed extremely runny so not much stuck to the beans and I didn't think they had much flavor. I know I prepared the recipe correctly so I don't know what happened. The soy sauce mixture is good.


38 Ratings

Jan 25, 2004

This is a great recipe! It was very easy and they taasted great. The dipping sauce is a must. This is also a great batter. I think that it would be good on other vegetables that you might want to serve this way, if green beans are not you favorite.

Jan 25, 2004

This was sooo good, that when we were done eating, my husband asked me to cook more! Easy recipe, and I think the batter would be good on just about anything. The sauce is great too.

Jan 25, 2011

Very light batter. The sauce is makes this appetizer very tasty. Without it, there really isn't much flavor.

Aug 26, 2006

Absolutely wonderful! I was a little skeptical, but, omg! I will never buy boxed tempura again!! I actually used the batter for bay scallops, and my husband and 2 year old gobbled them up! I only added garlic pepper, and onion powder, because it wasn't a veggie. Thanks so much for the recipe!!!

Nov 24, 2010

Great alternative to fries! Does take dedicated time and space, unless you have a small deep fat fryer, but very good (and one of those "help me do it" dishes that cooking company can enjoy doing).

Nov 03, 2007

I've made this receipe many times and I can't keep up with everyone gobbling them down. If I do have left overs I just freeze them and pop them in the oven when I want a great snack.


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  • Calories
  • 630 kcal
  • 32%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 37.5 g
  • 12%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 48.9 g
  • 75%
  • Fiber
  • 4.9 g
  • 20%
  • Protein
  • 7.6 g
  • 15%
  • Sodium
  • 687 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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