Sesame Green Beans


Tahini is used as a creamy dairy-free dressing for these cooked green beans - they’re good hot or cold!

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  • 6Servings


  • 11/2 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 3 Tbs. tahini paste
  • 3 Tbs. lemon juice
  • 1 clove garlic, minced (1 tsp.)
  • 11/2 tsp. gomasio or toasted black or white sesame seeds


1 | Cook green beans in large pot of boiling salted water 4 minutes, or until crisp-tender.

2 | Meanwhile, whisk together tahini, lemon juice, and garlic in small bowl.

3 | Drain green beans, and reserve 2 Tbs. cooking water. Stir cooking water into tahini mixture. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

4 | Toss green beans with tahini mixture, and sprinkle with gomasio. Alternately, line green beans up on platter, pour tahini sauce down center, and sprinkle with gomasio.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 83
  • Carbohydrate Content: 9 g
  • Fat Content: 4 g
  • Fiber Content: 3 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 77 mg
  • Sugar Content: 3 g