Sweet Heat Green Beans

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Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Heather Hadduck Hillegas

Sambal Oelek, a fiery chile paste typically found on the Asian foods aisle, adds kick to bowls, salads, and vegetables. Here, it's tossed in crispy green beans and mixed with honey for the perfect sweet-meets-spicy, Asian-style veggie dish. Serve this as a side or bring it to a potluck for a flavorful surprise.

Serves 4 (serving size: about 1/2 cup)


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1 1/2 tablespoons canola oil
2 teaspoons sambal oelek
2 teaspoons honey
1 teaspoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
2 garlic cloves, minced
Dash of black pepper
10 ounce trimmed green beans
2 teaspoons toasted sesame seeds


Preheat oven to 425°F. Combine canola oil, sambal oelek, honey, soy sauce, salt, minced garlic, and dash of black pepper. Toss with green beans. Spread green beans onto a jelly-roll pan; bake 18 to 20 minutes, stirring once. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.

Created date

July 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 92
Fat 6.1 g
Satfat 0.5 g
Monofat 3.6 g
Polyfat 1.8 g
Protein 2 g
Carbohydrate 9 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 225 mg
Calcium 31 mg
Sugars 5 g
Est. Added Sugars 3 g