Quick and Easy Sesame Green Beans with Just Three Ingredients
Nothing beats a side dish such as these sesame green beans that are simple, easy and effortless. An absolute winner with family, or guests. Lightly flavored with garlic and tossed with toasted sesame seeds for that added flavor. These make a perfect side for any main course.
Add the sesame seeds and toast gently on medium to low - set aside.
To the same pan add olive oil to the pan along with the garlic - cook a few seconds.
Add in the green beans. Toss well with two flat spatulas so the beans are coated with the oil.
Add about 2 tbsp of water. Cover the pan and let cook on medium low for no more than 3 minutes. Any more than three minutes and you will lose the lovely green color of the beans. Optionally you can cook the beans uncovered for longer.
After three minutes - check the beans. Cook a bit longer but uncovered - usually they take about 5 to 6 minutes. They should still be firm but tender enough to bite into - Al Dante'.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
If using add lemon juice now.
Lastly, add the sesame seeds and toss well.
Remove from the heat and out of the pan to stop further cooking.