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Sesame Seed Green Beans Recipe
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Sesame Seed Green Beans

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"This is an easy way to serve great vegetables with your meal. Green beans are stir fried in vegetable oil and soy sauce, then sprinkled with toasted sesame seeds to create this surprisingly easy, tasty, and impressive side dish."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
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    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    30 mins


  1. Toast sesame seeds in a large dry skillet over medium heat until they turn golden brown. Spread out onto a plate and allow to cool.
  2. Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add green beans and soy sauce. Cook, stirring constantly, until the beans are hot and tender, about 10 minutes. Season with black pepper to taste, and toss with toasted sesame seeds.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 02, 2007

I didn't use nearly as much oil as the recipe called for and I used a mixture of part sesame and vegetable. I used just a sprinkling of sesame seeds rather than what the recipe stated. Just a couple of changes and this recipe is great.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 30, 2008

Good idea, but the additions to the beans are all overkill in proportion. I used half of the sesame seeds and my beans were swimming in them. Same with the soy sauce and the amount of oil was totally unnecessary.

Aug 21, 2007

Made this recipe with fresh green beans. It was good- felt it was missing something though. Perhaps a bit of garlic...

May 09, 2011

These didn't look very good and they didn't taste very good either. The one posted picture of this recipe is extremely misleading - with all that soy sauce in this recipe, trust me, those green beans do not look like THIS recipe - unless the submitter forgot the soy sauce or chose not to use it. These beans are an unattractive shade of greeny-brown. And they basically taste like... green beans and soy sauce. One of the rare occasions Hubs and I not only agreed on a review of a recipe, but we did so immediately, without hesitation. The other issue is that there is no way you'd want to use the overload of sesame seeds called for. I used fresh green beans which theoretically should have made these even better, but unfortunately this was a real miss for us.

Jul 31, 2007

Needs less oil, soy sauce and especially sesame seeds or more green beens and it will be great. Good flavor. Try mixing part sesame oil and part vegetable oil.

Apr 28, 2012

I had had something similar to this several years ago and have wanted to try it. The toasted sesame seeds at the end really are needed (not necessarily that much, but 2-3 tbsp). I also added sesame oil per some of the other suggestions, but it didn't have the sesame taste I wanted until I added the toasted seeds. Agree with previous comments, the soy causes the beans to brown a bit. I served it with Chinese Pork Chops and they paired nicely. Would make again.

Jan 18, 2011

The recipe was delicious and very simple to make. We did everything as suggested and it turned out good.

Jan 20, 2010

I added a little sesame oil to finish along with a few tablespoons of broth.


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  • Calories
  • 189 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 10.5 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 15.1 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 4.3 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 4.2 g
  • 8%
  • Sodium
  • 603 mg
  • 24%

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

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