Sesame Green Beans

joeyjoan K


This is a combination of 2 recipes or rather taking the best part of a recipe and putting it to better use. The sesame sauce adds a pop of flavor to the green beans, making them less an everyday dish and more like a holiday dish, but easy enough to make any ole day you want.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

Serving a sesame peanut butter sauce with the fresh green beans is an excellent pairing. The warm sauce is bursting with sesame and peanut butter flavor. The sauce is a bit spicy but the fresh green beans cool the bite down a bit. We really loved the sauce - it elevates basic green beans. You could use this sauce for fresh spring rolls and steamed dumplings too. The Test Kitchen


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2 to 4
10 Min
5 Min
Stove Top


  • 1/2 c
    smooth peanut butter
  • 1/4 c
    soy sauce, low sodium
  • 1/3 c
    water, warm
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp
    garlic powder
  • 2 Tbsp
    cider vingar
  • 2 tsp
    sesame oil
  • 2 tsp
  • 1 tsp
    mongolian fire oil
  • 1 Tbsp
    sesame seeds
  • 1 or 2 lb
    fresh green beans

How to Make Sesame Green Beans


  1. Soften peanut butter over low to medium low heat.
  2. In a large bowl mix together the peanut butter, soy sauce, water, ginger, garlic, vinegar sesame oil, honey, and fire oil. Set a side.
  3. Place the 1 to 2 pounds of beans in a steamer and steam to a soft but firm doneness. They should be crisp to the bite but not hard.
  4. Place beans in a serving bowl.
  5. Mix the beans with the sesame sauce.
  6. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top. Serve warm.

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About Sesame Green Beans

Course/Dish: Vegetables
Main Ingredient: Beans/Legumes
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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