Garlicky Green Beans

Make it Faster:
 Use jarred garlic and frozen, thawed green beans.

Prep Tip: You can also microwave green beans. Trim first, and then place in a microwave safe bowl with 2 tablespoons water. Cover and cook on high until tender, about 3-6 minutes. Drain.

Change it Up: Make this recipe using fresh asparagus in place of the beans.

Nutrition Tip: Buy low-sodium soy sauce when available.



  1. Fill a large pot half full with water. Place green beans in the pot. Bring the pot to a boil and cook green beans until just tender (about 8-10 minutes)
  2. Remove beans from the pot and drain.
  3. In a large bowl, mix together olive or vegetable oil, sesame oil (if using), garlic, soy sauce and black pepper. Add beans to the bowl and toss until well-combined.
  4. Marinate beans in soy/oil dressing for at least 30 minutes, tossing every 10 minutes.
  5. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired.
  6. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate and serve as a cold side dish or salad.