Sesame Green Beans

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62 CALORIES 9g CARBS 2g FAT 3g PROTEIN

In terms of simple sides for Asian inspired (or any!) dishes, this one is quick, easy, and delicious.  Sauteing the green beans in the sesame oil and garlic adds a great flavor to the beans without any too many calories.  Depending on your preferences, you could add 1 tbsp. of soy sauce to up the Asian flavors, add some red chili flakes if you like things spicy, or add some ginger along with the garlic.  

The Recipe
Sesame Green Beans

Sesame Green Beans

PREP TIME: 5 Min
COOK TIME: 10 Min
TOTAL TIME: 15 Min
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Ingredients

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  • 1.5 lbs green beans
  • 1 tbsp toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil (or avocado oil or coconut oil)
  • 2 U garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 tbsp low sodium soy sauce
  • 1 tbsp water (more if needed)
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper

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Instructions

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1

Heat the vegetable oil and sesame oil over medium high heat. Add the garlic and cook for 30-60 seconds until fragrant.

2

Add the green beans to the pan and quickly stir to coat. Add the soy sauce and water. Cook for 7-10 minutes until the beans are tender-crisp, stirring often so they don't burn. If needed, add an extra tablespoon of water.

3

Top with sesame seeds. Season with salt and pepper if needed.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 3/4 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 62
Calories from Fat 22
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g
4%
Saturated Fat 1g
2%
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
0%
Cholesterol 0mg
0%
Sodium 8mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate 9g
3%
Dietary Fiber 4g
14%
Sugars 4g
Protein 3g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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