Sesame Green Beans

sesame teriyaki green beans
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Prep: 5 mins
Cook: 10 mins
Total: 15 mins
Servings: 4 to 6 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
135 Calories
3g Fat
22g Carbs
6g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 to 6
Amount per serving
Calories 135
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3g 4%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 44mg 2%
Total Carbohydrate 22g 8%
Dietary Fiber 8g 30%
Protein 6g
Calcium 72mg 6%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Give frozen veggies an instant upgrade with artist Susan Portman's recipe for sesame green beans. Gently flavored with teriyaki, olive oil, and garlic and tossed with sesame seeds, they're the perfect complement to a meat and potato dinner. Carrots can be added for a more colorful side dish.


  • 1 pound/400 grams frozen (thin) green beans
  • Optional: 1/4 to 1/2 pound/100 to 200 grams frozen baby carrots
  • 2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 3 cloves garlic (peeled and finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon teriyaki sauce
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Steps to Make It

  1. Bring a small amount of water to a boil in a large saucepan. Add the green beans and cook until crisp-tender. (You can also use a vegetable steamer.) Drain. If you are using carrots as well, steam them until cooked through and drain. 

  2. Warm the oil in a chef's pan or large skillet set over medium-high heat. Add the garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Add the steamed vegetables and sauté to coat with the olive oil and garlic.

  4. Stir in the teriyaki sauce. Add the sesame seeds and toss to coat.

  5. Remove from the heat and transfer to a serving bowl. Serve warm.