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Spicy Sesame Green Beans

Tamara Andersen
Ginger, tahini, and spicy sriracha lend interesting flavor notes to this Asian-inspired fresh green beans side dish...
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 10 mins
Total Time 15 mins
Course Side Dish
Cuisine Eclectic
Servings 5
Calories 132 kcal


  • 1 lb. fresh haricots verts or young green beans, rinsed and stemmed if necessary
  • water
  • sea salt
  • 2 tbsp. tahini
  • 1 tbsp. rice vinegar
  • 1 tbsp. tamari or soy sauce
  • 1 tsp. fresh ginger minced
  • ½ tsp. garlic minced
  • 1 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1 tsp. sriracha (see notes)
  • 2 tbsp. stock or water
  • 1 tbsp. toasted sesame seeds
  • Sriracha to drizzle optional


  • Steam green beans until barely tender. Do NOT overcook! I steam them 8 minutes in my Oster steamer, and they come out just the way we like them.
  • While the green beans steam, whisk the sauce ingredient together in a small saucepan - tahini through stock or water. Gently heat the mixture just until hot but not boiling.
  • When green beans are tender, drain if necessary. With the steamer, they're not sitting in water. Sprinkle lightly with salt if desired.
  • Toss the green beans with the sauce. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds, and drizzle with a bit more sriracha if desired.
  • Serve immediately (warm) or at room temperature. Enjoy!


Sriracha sauce provides the heat in this recipe. Adjust according to your personal taste.
Macronutrients (approximation from MyFitnessPal.com): 132 calories; 4 g protein; 17 g carbohydrates; 9 g fat.


Calories: 132kcal
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