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Asian Simple Spicy Sautéed Green Beans

 
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Another quick and easy way to spice up sauté of green beans. Sesame oil, ginger and a chili garlic sauce, topped with sesame seeds give haricot vert (green beans) more zing.

Yield

4

servings

Prep

5

min

Cook

10

min

Ready

15

min

Low in Saturated Fat, Low Cholesterol, Cholesterol-Free, Trans-fat Free, Good source of fiber, Low Carb, Low Sodium
 

Ingredients

5 ml sesame oil
or more to taste
1 clove garlic
minced
5 ml ginger
fresh minced on a microplane
*
0.6 ml salt
*
1 x black pepper
*
5 ml olive oil
453.6 g green beans
45 ml water
5 ml chili garlic sauce
(optional) or add 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
*
10 ml sesame seeds
toasted

Directions

Toast your sesame seeds. Either in a pan or at 300℉ (150℃) in your toaster oven.

Mix together sesame oil, garlic, ginger, chili garlic sauce and cayenne pepper (if using) and a pinch of salt in a small bowl. Set aside.

In a skillet, heat the oil over medium high heat.

Add the raw green beans and sauté (stirring frequently) for a few minutes until beginning to develop some colour. Add salt and a few grindings of black peppers.

Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover the pan and cook for about 2 minutes until the green beans have turned green and are just beginning to cook through.

Remove the cover and allow the water to evaporate.

Add the combination of sesame oil and spices (sesame oil, ginger mix set aside earlier) and combine well.

Sauté for 2 to 4 minutes until the green beans are crisp tender.

Serve sprinkled with the toasted sesame seeds on top.

This recipe can be easily doubled and you may have to since they gobble them up mighty quickly.

 

* not incl. in nutrient facts

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Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 129g (4.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 6444% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g 5%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 81mg 3%
Total Carbohydrate 3g 3%
Dietary Fiber 4g 16%
Sugars g
Protein 5g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 31%
Calcium 6% Iron 8%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?

 

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