Monday, October 18, 2010

Sesame Green Beans

To kick things off for the 30 Day Tasty Vegetable challenge, I'm sharing one of my family's favorite veggie dishes. Since one of my daughter's is allergic to sesame seeds, I often either leave off the seeds or leave a small portion seedless and seed the rest.


(Adapted from The New Good Housekeeping Cookbook, 1986)

1 ½ pounds green beans, trimmed

2 t sesame seeds

3 T soy sauce

2 T canola oil

· Boil water in large sauce pan

· Add green beans and cook til fork tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and run under cold water.

· Meanwhile, in small sauce pan or skillet over medium heat toast sesame seeds until golden brown. Sesame seeds produce their own oil so you can just put them directly in the pan. Just monitor closely and shake the pan throughout. It should only take a couple of minutes; be careful not to burn them.

· Put the green beans back in the pot and add soy sauce and oil. Cook beans over low heat, stirring frequently.

· Sprinkle beans with sesame seeds.

Serves 6.


  1. Wonderful idea, thank you. You might consider adding a function that allows you to print(in different sizes-think recipe cards or whole page) and save to your computerized recipe file. Thanks again.

  2. That would be a great idea, but I have no idea how to do it! :( I may be limited by what I can do with Blogger but if anyone out there knows how to offer different print sizes, please let me know! Thanks for the suggestion Jody.

  3. This looks like a great recipe. We have dietary restrictions so I would use organic tamari (wheat-free soy sauce) and I would steam the green beans. I WILL be trying this one soon!! Looking forward to these recipes!

  4. Thanks Julie. I hope everyone feels free to make adjustments to recipes to suit their families needs and tastes. I have used tamari before but didn't know that it was a wheat-free product. Thanks for the info! :)


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