Sesame Green Beans

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.

Yield: 4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 54
  • Calories from fat: 30%
  • Fat: 1.8g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.7g
  • Protein: 2.4g
  • Carbohydrate: 8.9g
  • Fiber: 4.2g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0mg
  • Iron: 1.4mg
  • Sodium: 153mg
  • Calcium: 46mg

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

  1. 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.
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