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Fresh Sesame Green Beans

Total Time

Prep/Total Time: 25 min.

Makes

6 servings

Looking for an ideal accompaniment to almost any entree? From Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Linda Vietmeier shares this simple side dish or fresh green beans mildly flavored with sesame seeds and garlic cloves.

Ingredients

  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • Salt to taste

Directions

  1. Place beans in a saucepan and cover with water; bring to a boil. Cook, uncovered, for 8-10 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a skillet, saute the sesame seeds and garlic in oil. Drain beans; stir into garlic mixture. Season with salt.

Nutrition Facts

3/4 cup: 73 calories, 5g fat (0 saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 8mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 3g fiber), 1g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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