Sesame Green Beans

Do you have a recipe that you make on a regular basis and it just feels as if you have made this recipe for, well, forever? That’s this recipe. From this photo I know that I’ve been making it for at least 3 months – but I know that if feels like more. When I started purchasing bags of frozen green beans from Costco over winter, I knew that I needed to be more creative than my regular green beans – saute some garlic in olive oil, add frozen green beans, steam, then spash lemon juice. I love those green beans but when you’re eating the same veggie a couple (or more than a couple!) times a week, change is good! Here’s my recipe. Feel free to add more or less of any of the ingredients – it’s not really a recipe – it’s a throw together dish! Enjoy

2 cups frozen green beans
1 T rice vinegar (I’ve also used apple cider and been fine)
2-3 T soy sauce
2 tsp toasted sesame oil (feel free to leave out if you don’t have it)
1.5 T sesame seeds

1. Place frozen green beans in the hot saute pan. Cover with a lid and let steam, shaking or stirring occasionally until they are hot
2. Add the rice vinegar and soy sauce and let the sauce reduce for a minute or 2.
3. Drizzle the sesame oil and sesame seeds over the green beans. Pull from the heat and serve.

Shared with Real Food Wednesday and Fight Back Friday.

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One thought on “Sesame Green Beans

  1. This is one of my alltime fav sides. We do the same with aspargus with equally tasty results! I don’t use the rice wine vinegar; instead I add extra sesame oil because I love the taste so much!

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