Prep 5 mins
Cook 5 mins
Quick and simple recipe for geen beans with an added flair from the walnut oil and nice contrasting color and crunch from the sesame seeds !
- 1 1⁄2 lbs young fresh green beans, stem ends removed
- 1 tablespoon walnuts or 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted
- Bring a large sauté pan of water to a rapid boil and add the beans.
- Simmer until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
- Drain well and return to the saucepan.
- Lightly coat with walnut oil and sesame seeds.
- Sauté, tossing frequently, for about 1 minute more.
- Serve at once.
I had these with the potato wafers. I didn't use walnut oil I used sesame oil. I left out the sesame seeds, frankly, because I couldn't find them in my store. However, I am not a green bean lover, but I liked the crisp green beans you find in a chinese restaurant. This recipe tastes just like that and I am sooooo glad that I tried this recipe.
These are yummy!!! I tossed them with olive oil and did add the seseame seeds. Thanks for this recipe, I definitely will be making these again instead of the ol'bland ones of just steaming.. Denise
Just a note since Tristanny mentioned in her review that she had problems locating sesame seeds. you can usually get them in bulk in a health food store, but in a grocery store I almost always can find a small amount in the spice section either in a jar or a small tin. You would find poppy seeds their too as both are also used as toping for breads and rolls in baking. Walnut oil can also be found in health food stores, and some larger grocery stores cary it next to the more expensive olive oils in the small jars.