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Grilled Green Beans

Hands-on time 15 mins
Total time 30 mins
Yield Serves 6 (serving size: about 1 cup)
Never considered grilling green beans? It's a fantastic approach, kissing the vegetables with a little smoky char. Be sure not to skip the step of covering and letting the mixture stand; all steams to perfect doneness in that time. If you don't have a grill basket, grill on a large piece of heavy-duty foil.


  • 3 large shallots or 1 small red onion, vertically sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

Nutrition Information

  • calories 84
  • fat 5.6 g
  • satfat 0.5 g
  • monofat 3.3 g
  • polyfat 1.7 g
  • protein 2 g
  • carbohydrate 8 g
  • fiber 2 g
  • cholesterol 0.0 mg
  • iron 1 mg
  • sodium 149 mg
  • calcium 30 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat grill to medium-high heat.

  2. Place a grill basket on hot grill; preheat for 5 minutes.

  3. Place shallots, garlic, and green beans in a large bowl. Drizzle with canola oil; toss well to coat. Arrange mixture in hot grill basket; cover grill, and cook 7 minutes or until beans are lightly charred, tossing occasionally. Place bean mixture in a large bowl; cover and let stand 5 minutes. Add soy sauce and remaining ingredients; toss to combine.

Cook's Notes

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