Sesame Green Beans is a very traditional Japanese dish. I’m Japanese, so trust me! It makes a very nice side dish for your dinner or you can put it in your lunch box. It’s extremely easy to make.
I used black sesame seeds, but of course you can use white sesame seeds instead. I just think that black sesame seeds have more flavor than white sesame seeds, but it’s full of roasted sesame flavor either way.
You may think that 2 – 3 minute boiling time is not long enough, but you want the green beans to be crisp and delicious, so make sure you do not cook too long.
And yes, as you can imagine, sugar is usually used for this dish, so I substitute that with liquid stevia. I recommend that you use stevia liquid from Sweet Leaf or NuNaturals (see the links below) as I think that they don’t have any after taste (that is bitter).
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Japanese-Style Black Sesame Green Beans / Low Carb
- 15 - 20 Green Beans (Approx 6 oz)
- 3 cups Water
- 1 tsp Salt
Black Sesame Sauce
- 1 tbsp Roasted Black Sesame Seeds, Ground (or White Sesame Seeds)
- 1 tbsp Gluten Free Soy Sauce
- 2 - 3 drops Liquid Stevia
Cut off both ends of the green beans.
Bring the water to a boil in a saucepan and add the salt.
Add the green beans to the saucepan and cook them for 2 - 3 minutes.
Drain the green beans and wash over with cold water. Then, wipe off excess water with some paper towels.
Cut the green beans into 2-inch (5 cm) pieces.
In a small bowl, combine all the sauce ingredients and mix well.
Pour the sauce over the green beans, toss, and serve!
Calories 41 kcal, Protein 2.8 g, Total Fats 1.7 g, Total Carbohydrate 4.7 g, Dietary Fiber 1.5 g, Sugar 3.2 g
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