In my opinion, a side dish is just as important as a main dish and it should be flavorful enough to stand on its own. Sesame oil is one of my favorite condiments to add to a vegetable dish. The flavor is bold so you don’t need much and it’s a delicious way to jazz up green beans. Once you add it to the pan, the aroma of the sesame oil lingers in your kitchen. Then you know it’s time to eat!
This recipe is so simple and very easy to prepare. If you don’t have green beans, any kind of vegetable would work fine like broccoli, snow peas or carrots. Serve this with my Crispy Salmon Fillet for the perfect dinner.
Sesame Garlic Green Beans Recipe
1 pound green beans, washed
2 teaspoons canola oil
1 tablespoon sesame oil
1-2 tablespoons soy sauce
1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds
Heat a large pan or wok over medium heat. Pour in canola oil and add sliced garlic, cook for about a minute. Toss in green beans and sesame oil. Stir the beans to coat with oil. Cook for about 8-10 minutes, until beans are bright green. Add soy sauce and stir frequently for about 5 minutes. Stir in toasted sesame seeds and transfer to a serving platter.
Total Time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4-6 servings
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