Asian Sesame Green Beans

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Asian Sesame Green Bean: Buffett Style

I am a huge fan of Asian cuisine and if you have been around my blog long enough you know that I love being able to recreate my favorite dishes at home. The Asian Sesame Green Beans are my take on those tasty beans that are found on most Asian buffets.

I love those beans, when I say I love them, I mean I could eat a big plate full and be a perfectly happy girl. They are so full of flavor and there is just something about the crunch of the well seasoned green beans that speaks to my taste buds! Which brings me to the question “Why have I waited so long to make these at home?”

A few weeks back, not long after I had asked myself that very question, I ran across 3 lbs of fresh green beans for under $2. Yes,  a true bargain in my grocery store’s clearance section that I couldn’t pass up. So with that great a deal, I knew I had to snatch them up and come home and finally give my Asian Sesame Green Beans a try, and boy am I glad I did!

A low carb and gluten free version of the Asian Green Beans found on many buffets.

A Simple and Fast Side Dish

These green beans are low carb and gluten-free when you use Bragg’s Liquid Aminos or a gluten-free version of soy sauce that can be found in many markets today. I love using Bragg’s Aminos as an alternative to the soy and I am able to buy mine at our local Kroger in their natural section. If you can’t find Bragg’s in your area I have provided my Amazon Affiliate Link below so you can check that out if you’re interested.

If you guys know me well, or if you have checked out my Simple Suppers category on the blog, you will know already know that I love recipes that are simple and when they come together quickly that is a double win! If you are newer to the blog be sure to click on that link the Simple Suppers and check out those easy and affordable recipes.

These Asian Sesame Green Bean definitely fall into the simple and tasty category. With the five ingredients listed below, you will have a great side dish that can be enjoyed with any protein or how about my Lemon Sesame Chicken and Pork and Broccoli.

  • Fresh or Frozen Whole Green Beans
  • Sesame Oil
  • Bragg’s Aminos or Soy Sauce
  • Minced Garlic
  • Sesame Seeds

A low carb and gluten free version of the Asian Green Beans found on many buffets.

With those ingredients how can you go wrong, right? The hardest part of this recipe will be making enough for everyone and avoiding a fight over the leftovers!

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  • 2-3 lbs whole green beans
  • 3 Tbsp of toasted Sesame Oil
  • 1/4 cup of soy sauce
  • 1-2 large cloves of garlic, crushed
  • 1 Tbsp of toasted sesame seeds
  • Note: you can use salt and pepper to taste as needed for your tastes.


  1. Wash and pat dry the fresh green beans and trim ends off if desired. If you are using froze green beans thaw and pat dry.
  2. In a hot wok or large skillet add 2 tablespoons of the toasted sesame oil to and toss in the dry green beans. Stir the beans in the hot oil a a few seconds before drizzling the remaining oil and soy sauce into the pan.
  3. Cook the beans for about 8-10 minutes stirring often.
  4. Next, add the crushed garlic and toasted sesame seeds and cook for an addition 2-3 minutes.
  5. These green beans are typically left al dente but you can cook them longer if you want a softer texture.

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