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.
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
How to Make It
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.