Sauteed Green Beans and Red Bell Peppers with Sesame Seeds

  • Active Time 15m
  • Total Time 15m

Serves 2

Oriental sesame oil has a wonderful toasted, nutty flavor. A touch of this oil elevates the humble green bean to a very interesting side dish.


  • 6 ounces slender green beans, trimmed
  • Salt
  • 1 teaspoon oriental sesame oil
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame seeds, toasted


Cook the green beans in a saucepan of boiling salted water until crisp-tender, about 5 minutes. Drain. Transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well. (Can be prepared 1 day ahead. Wrap in paper towels. Enclose in plastic bag and refrigerate.)

Heat the oil in a medium skillet over medium-high heat. Add the red bell pepper and saute until crisp-tender, about 3 minutes. Add the green beans and saute until heated through. Season to taste with salt. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.

Recipe created exclusively for by Rochelle Palermo, Food Editor at

Recipe reprinted by permission of Publisher. All rights reserved.

RecID 3486

nutrition information per serving

59 calories; 3g total fat; 0mg cholesterol; 6mg sodium; 8g carbohydrates; 4g fiber; 2g protein

These nutrition facts are calculated according to the ingredients listed in this recipe. Any substitutions will change these facts. Although we strive for accuracy, please note that food manufacturers occasionally change their food formulas, which could affect the calculations as shown.

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