Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Simple Sesame Green Beans

I just made The Boyfriend dinner and included these simple green beans as a side dish.  They are really delicious and easy to make and have only 4 ingredients (excluding salt/pepper).

Simple Sesame Green Beans

  • 1 lb green beans, trimmed 
  • 1 tbsp hot toasted sesame oil (or regular toasted sesame oil if you don't like heat)
  • 1 large onion, cut into half moons
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seeds (we used bamboo smoked black sesame seeds which we found at our local Asian market)
  • Salt/Pepper to taste


  1. In a 12 inch cast iron skillet, boil around 2 inches of water and salt liberally
  2. Place green beans in the water for 20 seconds, drain and rinse with cold water
  3. Heat the oil in the skillet until smoking hot, add the onions, pinch of salt and pepper and saute until they are golden
  4. Add the green beans and cook for 2 minutes; top with sesame seeds and season to taste with salt and pepper


  1. Thank you for sharing the recipe! I'll definitely try this when I get sesame seed oil. :)


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  3. Looks delicious! I did a similar thing the other night with sugar snap peas. Just love love love that sesame oil!

  4. Looks delish! Especially for the spring/summer!