Sesame Green Beans

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Well-chosen sources of fats (sesame seeds and a drizzle of peanut oil) add a nutty, toasty edge, plus a bit of vitamin E, to this side dish. You'll also get folate, a B vitamin good for brain health; iron; and fiber.
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)


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1 pound green beans, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon peanut oil
1/2 teaspoon rice vinegar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1 garlic clove, minced
2 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds, toasted


Steam green beans, covered, 8 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge green beans into ice water; drain. Place beans in a large bowl. Add peanut oil and remaining ingredients except sesame seeds; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds; toss well. Serve at room temperature or chilled.

Created date

April 2007

Nutritional Information

Calories 54
Caloriesfromfat 30 %
Fat 1.8 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.7 g
Polyfat 0.7 g
Protein 2.4 g
Carbohydrate 8.9 g
Fiber 4.2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 153 mg
Calcium 46 mg