Recipes, Sides and Soups

Sesame Green Beans

All those green beans I harvested several weeks back were put to good use in this simple, easy side dish. I’ve had this recipe sitting in draft mode for about a week or more, but other tasks and a much anticipated and enjoyed visit from my sister-in-law and nieces took precedence last week. So now, finally, here it is!

Sesame Green Beans

2-4 cups of fresh green beans, trimmed
1/2 tsp minced garlic
1/4 cup soy sauce
1 tbsp canola oil
1 tbsp sesame oil
1 tbsp red wine vinegar
1 tbsp honey
sesame seeds for garnish

Place the trimmed green beans in a large frying pan in a shallow amount of water over high heat to boil until just fork tender, and still slightly crisp. Drain the beans and return them to the pan.

In a small bowl, whisk together the other ingredients (except for the sesame seeds.) Pour this mixture over the beans and stir on low heat to warm the sauce and incorporate with the beans. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve!

I find this is a great way to add a little something different to the beans without taking away from the yummy flavor of the fresh green beans themselves.


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