Sesame Green Beans Recipe

Do you ever find yourself in a side dish rut?  Maybe it is just me, but after I prepare a main dish, I seem to forget to make something to go with it!  I was on the hunt for an easy vegetable side dish and hit the jackpot with this recipe!

Sesame Green Beans Recipe
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  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt (to taste)


  1. Place beans in a large saucepan or wok. Cover with 1/2 inch of water and boil for 2 minutes. Transfer beans to a colander and run under cold water. Drain well. Heat a wok or large nonstick frying pan over high heat. Drizzle vegetable oil into your pan and rotate your pan to spread out your oil. Add sesame oil and crushed red pepper flakes. Add beans and stir-fry for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt and toss to coat evenly.

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