Green Beans with Sesame & Garlic

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 10 mins

These are green beans with attitude. I think I got the recipe from Vegetarian Times, and it's never missed yet when served alongside a nice piece of fish or tuna steak. I like to cook the beans early in the day so I can throw it together in a snap at mealtime. I also use more garlic.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cook beans 4 minutes, transfer to ice water to stop cooking.
  2. Drain and dry.
  3. This can be done up to 8 hours in advance- store in fridge.
  4. Heat peanut oil in wok over high heat.
  5. Add garlic and stir fry until golden, about a minute.
  6. Transfer to paper towel to drain.
  7. Add green beans, salt and sesame seeds to the wok.
  8. Stir fry 3-4 minutes, pressing beans against side of pan so they char in places.
  9. Combine sesame oil and soy sauce.
  10. Add to pan along with the garlic from earlier.
  11. Heat through (less than a minute) and serve.
  12. These are great hot, room temperature, and even cold.
Most Helpful

GREAT recipe-- so yummy! These veggies are not boring ---lots of flavor!

Monica in PA December 02, 2003

4 Stars, only because low-sodium-diet DH said there was too much salt, and we should cut it in half next time. Otherwise we enjoyed this dish very much: it was a great change of pace, and it went together quickly, once I trimmed the green beans. Made for Sept 2008 veg*n swap.

KateL September 10, 2008

Just had to comment on how wonderful these green beans are - they were a great complement to our dinner this evening. The garlic and sesame worked perfectly together! Thank you!

Scrapbook Lori December 18, 2006