Confession: I’m not sure if I’ve ever actually bought fresh green beans before this week! I know, shocking, right? They are so much tastier and crispier than the frozen kind. I’m not sure if I’ll ever be able to go back after this!
Despite my inexperience with the fresh beans, I still managed to come up with an amazing recipe to enjoy them with! It’s a bit Asian-inspired, with some of my favorite flavors, like ginger, garlic, and sesame. Can’t beat that, right?
Besides tasting good, green beans are great for your bod as well! They are chock full of chlorophyll (“more like bore-ophyll!” -name that movie) and antioxidants, as well as being a good source of vitamins A, C, and K! Not to mention, sesame seeds are a great source of calcium! Munch up!
Sesame Ginger Green Beans
- 1/2 lb fresh green beans
- 3 T sesame oil
- 1 T rice vinegar
- 1/2 t garlic powder
- 1/2 t ground ginger
- sesame seeds as garnish
1. Preheat the oven to 425F. Trim the ends off of the green beans, and set the beans aside.
2. In a small bowl, combine sesame oil, rice vinegar, garlic powder, and ground ginger.
3. Add the green beans to the oil mixture. Mix thoroughly, until the green beans are fully coated.
4. Line a baking sheet with foil, and lay the green beans on the sheet so that none of them are overlapping.
5. Bake for about 15 minutes, stirring about halfway through.
I plan on munching these with some baked tofu and buckwheat to make a complete meal!
How do you like to prep green beans?
Like most of you, I’ll be enjoying my green beans at work today, but make sure you get a chance to get out and enjoy the sunshine today, even if it’s only during your lunch break! The vitamin D will do your body good!