Simple Sesame Green Beans

Green beans are a super simple and healthy side dish, but sauteed with a little sesame oil, it is transformed into a chic and minimalistic culinary experience. Particularly if you have a very elaborate main dish, this is the perfect side dish to make your dinner menu cohesive and not overly complicated.

Serves: 4

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 6 minutes


  • 1 1/2 lbs. green beans, washed and trimmed
  • 1 tbsp. wok or vegetable oil, 1 turn of the pan in a slow stream
  • 1 tsp. dark sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp. crushed red pepper flakes
  • 2 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • Salt and pepper to taste


Steam green beans for 2 minutes over boiling water. Drain and run under cold water. In a large frying pan, heat sesame oil and pepper flakes. Toss in beans and cook for 2 minutes. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt to taste. Remove from heat and serve immediately.

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