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April 18, 2013

Haricot Verts with Sesame Seeds and Oil

This is another version of a recipe I posted several years ago. It lacks the soy sauce, getting its flavor from toasted sesame oil. It doesn't take much of the oil to create a lot of flavor.

Serves 8
Total time: 20 minutes


  • 1 pound green beans, washed and strings removed
  • 2 tablespoons cooking oil
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • ½ cup chicken broth
  • 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted


    In a large skillet, cook the garlic in the cooking oil over moderate heat, about 1 minute. Add the beans and toss to coat. Cook for 2 minutes.

    Add the chicken broth and cook until broth is nearly evaporated. Do not overcook the beans, they should be slightly crisp.

    Add the sesame oil and seeds and toss to coat.

    Season with salt and pepper

  • Posted by terri at April 18, 2013 03:34 AM