Total Time
17mins
Prep 2 mins
Cook 15 mins

A nice change of pace when plain, steamed or microwaved beans are getting boring -- especially if you're serving a rather simple main dish and the thought of the plate is making you yawn. But it makes up pretty enough to serve at a party. Use either butter or extra-virgin olive oil to saute the garlic according to which flavor will better complement the rest of the meal. The garlic should complement the beans rather than overwhelm them but serious garlic lovers can double it.

Directions

  1. Steam or microwave the beans to desired doneness (I prefer them just hot through -- more frightened than cooked). Drain if necessary.
  2. Saute the minced garlic in the butter or olive oil over low heat until soft but not browned.
  3. Toss beans with garlic mixture.
  4. Sprinkle sesame seeds over the beans just before serving.
  5. Note -- A good potluck dish if you undercook the beans slightly and have access to a microwave to reheat everything when you arrive.
Most Helpful

So easy, and very good! A very simple way to jazz up a basic vegetable, we do enjoy our beans, and garlic! I used fresh beans, and cooked until tender, DH doesn't like them too crunchy! And we enjoy sesame seeds, so a good garnish!

Karen Elizabeth December 08, 2008