Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans - Mountain Cravings

Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans

Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans

We’re taking beautiful bright green beans and giving them a quick stir-fry in sesame oil with red pepper flakes. Quick and simple is the best way to add vegetables to dinnertime. I’m pretty guilty of just making a main dish and saying good enough… but we all need some more green goodness in our lives.

Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans

Sesame oil, soy sauce, and rice vinegar should become pantry staples if they aren’t already. Just a dash of each brings so much flavor to vegetables and meats. Red pepper flakes depend on your spice tolerance… but I’ll load ‘em up on everything. The sesame oil really kicks up the spice level of the red pepper flakes – start slow and taste!

Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans

Red Pepper Sesame Green Beans
 
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Serves: 4
Ingredients
  • 1 lb. green beans
  • 1 T. sesame oil
  • ¼ to ½ t. red pepper flakes
  • 1½ T. soy sauce
  • 2 t. rice vinegar
  • coarse salt
Instructions
  1. Bring a pot of water to a boil. Add green beans and cook until al dente, about 5-6 minutes. Drain beans and rinse with cold water to stop cooking.
  2. Heat sesame oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beans and red pepper flakes and stir-fry for two minutes.
  3. Add soy sauce and rice vinegar and toss for another 2 minutes, until sauce has slightly thickened and coats green beans.
  4. Sprinkle with coarse salt and serve warm.

Nutrition Facts
4 servings per container
Serving size 1 side

Amount per serving
Calories 73
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 4g 5%
Saturated Fat 1g 5%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 392mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 3g 10%
Total Sugars 4g
Includes g Added Sugars 0%
Protein 3g

Calcium 4mg 1%
Iron 7mg 39%
Not a significant source of vitamin D, or potassium.

The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.



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