Almond Sesame Ginger Green Beans

This is a mash-up of a couple of recipes and my own imagination. My husband loves the sesame garlic green beans that you can get at kosher take-out places. This is my approximation, with the secret (to my husband) addition of some ginger and lemon to kick it up a bit.Garlic Sesame Green Beans (with some almonds, ginger, and lemon)
Inspired by a recipe for green beans with ginger and garlic in Moosewood Restaurant Cooking for Health and another recipe for sesame almond garlic green beans in Jamie Geller’s cookbook Quick and Kosher. The Moosewood recipe has no nuts, sesame seeds or soy sauce and it has lots more ginger. The Geller recipe does not call for ginger or lemon or for sauteeing the garlic, almonds and sesame seeds. Plus there are other differences. Basically it is a fusion of the two recipes.

Steam or boil 1 lb. of trimmed green beans and drain.

Meanwhile, saute until golden:
1 Tbl. olive oil
1 Tbl. sesame oil
2 Tbl. sesame seeds
1 tsp. chopped ginger
1 Tbl. minced garlic
1/2 cup slivered almonds (sliced would be ok)

Toss the drained beans with the sauteed seeds/nuts/garlic/ginger and add:
1 Tbl. soy sauce
1 Tbl. sesame oil
salt, pepper
squeeze lemon juice

Can be served warm or cold.

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6 Responses to “Almond Sesame Ginger Green Beans”

  1. Rosa Says:

    A lovely side dish! Healthy and flavorful.



  2. bake in paris Says:

    Love this green beans dish! Simple yet delicious and healthy 🙂

    Sawadee from bangkok,

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