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Steamed Green Beans with Lemon and Sesame Seeds

Yield Makes 6 to 8 servings


  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 1/2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon grated lemon zest
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

How to Make It

  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add the salt and beans. Cook until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Transfer to a bowl of ice water. Drain the beans and pat them dry. Transfer to a serving bowl. Drizzle with the oil and lemon juice and toss. Sprinkle with the zest and sesame seeds.