Sesame Green Beans

sesame-green-beans Leigh Beisch


  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed and cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon mustard seeds
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • 2 to 3 teaspoons minced fresh ginger
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper


Steam green beans, covered, 3 minutes or until tender. Set aside.

Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat. Add mustard seeds and sesame seeds; cook 1 minute or until seeds are toasted. Add ginger and garlic; cook 2 minutes. Add green beans, salt, and pepper to skillet; cook 1 minute or until heated through.

  • Yield: serves 4 (serving size: 1 cup)

Nutritional Information

Calories per serving: 61
Caloriesfromfat per serving: 33%
Fat per serving: 3g
Saturated fat per serving: 0.4g
Monounsaturated fat per serving: 1.6g
Polyunsaturated fat per serving: 0.5g
Protein per serving: 2g
Carbohydrate per serving: 9g
Fiber per serving: 4g
Cholesterol per serving: 0.0mg
Iron per serving: 1mg
Sodium per serving: 81mg
Calcium per serving: 57mg

Good to Know

Spice up your green beans to make a delicious, nutritious side dish. These are low in fat and sodium and high in fiber, so eat up!