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Sweet Heat Green Beans

Photo: Jennifer Causey; Styling: Heather Hadduck Hillegas

Yield

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

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.

Ingredients

  • 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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.