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Sesame Green Beans 'n' Water Chestnuts

Rated as 4.5 out of 5 Stars

"Soy sauce and sesame oil make a flavorful base for these good-for-you green beans from Dot Christiansen's Bettendorf, Iowa kitchen. Toasted sesame seeds and water chestnuts add texture and crunch to this quick skillet side that goes well with beef or poultry."
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30 m servings
Original recipe yields 6 servings


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  1. In a nonstick skillet, saute the beans, water chestnuts, mushrooms and garlic in canola oil and sesame oil for 5-6 minutes or until almost tender. Add the water, soy sauce, sugar, pepper and salt. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 10-12 minutes or until beans are tender. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.


  • Nutritional Analysis: One serving (3/4 cup) equals 87 calories, 4 g fat (0.55 g saturated fat), 0 cholesterol, 189 mg sodium, 12 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 3 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 vegetable, 1/2 fat.


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I really enjoy all the ingredients in this recipe, so I knew I had to try it. It was slightly bland, but turned out quite nicely.

yummy! we really enjoyed this recipe, I followed it exactly except I left out the sugar. I will make this many times thank you for a very good recipe. a keeper for sure.

Love it. I only had canned green beans so not as nutritious as fresh (or as pretty) but good. The pepper made it nice spicy.