Sesame Green Beans

Recipe posted in: Snack

We love this delicious side dish, which uses sesame oil to give body and nuttiness to crisp, garlicky green beans. Pair it with grilled steak or chicken for a satisfying, no-fuss weeknight meal. Try it alongside grilled steak or chicken. Leftovers (if there are any!) will be even more flavorful the next day!

Our favorite part about this simple salad is that it can be prepared up to 12 hours in advance, which means you can make it in the evening and enjoy it for lunch the next day.

Phase: Weight Loss Phase, Weight Maintenance Phase

Servings: 4

Nutrition Information

  • 1 Vegetables


  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 teaspoons low-sodium soy sauce
  • 3/4 teaspoon dark sesame oil
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 12 cherry tomatoes, halved
  • Salt


  1. Whisk together soy sauce, oil, and garlic in a large mixing bowl.
  2. Bring a saucepan of salted water to a boil. Add beans and cook until tender, about 2 minutes. Drain and run under cold water for 30 seconds. Add beans and tomatoes to soy sauce mixture and toss to combine. Serve at room temperature or refrigerate until ready to serve.