Quick Sesame Green Beans

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This is my interpretation of the green beans from my favorite Japanese restaurant. Serve with a grilled steak! You can omit the miso paste if you choose.

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Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed

  • 2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce

  • ½ tablespoon miso paste

  • ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root

  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

Directions

  1. Place the green beans into a steamer insert and set in a pot over one inch of water. Bring to a boil, cover and steam for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer beans to a serving bowl.

  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, miso paste, red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger. Pour over the green beans and toss to coat. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.

Toasting sesame seeds

Heat a dry skillet over medium heat. Add sesame seeds and cook, stirring constantly, until fragrant and lightly toasted.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

45 Calories
1g Fat
7g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 45
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 1%
Sodium 351mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 7g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 9%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 52mg 4%
Iron 1mg 7%
Potassium 170mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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