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Garlic Sesame Green Beans

Ingredients for garlic-sesame green beans on cutting board

Green beans are a fan-favorite during the holiday season, but it's probably time to shake up this classic side dish a bit. Give these garlic sesame green beans a try this year. This simple recipe requires minimal ingredients that boast big flavor. 

Serves 12 


  • 3 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon sesame oil
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 6 garlic cloves
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, roasted
  1. In a large pot or Dutch oven, bring 10 cups of water to a boil. Add green beans; cook, uncovered, 6 to 8 minutes or until tender.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small skillet, heat oils over medium heat. Add shallot and garlic; cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until tender.
  3. Drain green beans and return to pot. Add shallot mixture; toss to coat. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.
  4. Add salt and pepper to taste.

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