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Marinated Green Beans

These green beans are flavorful and crispy.  Try them as a snack or side dish hot or cold.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8
Calories: 63.89kcal
Author: Tay M.


  • 1 lb green beans fresh, trimmed
  • cup soy sauce regular or reduced-sodium
  • 1 tbsp fresh ginger grated
  • 3 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp toasted sesame seed oil
  • 1 tbsp sesame seeds toasted
  • ½ tsp sugar or honey


  • In a large bowl, create an ice bath
  • In a large pot, cover bring several cups of water to boil
  • Add green beans, and blanch for 4 minutes or desired tenderness.
  • Drain green beans and quickly add to an ice bath
  • In the meanwhile, combined ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sugar or honey, sesame seed oil in a ziptop bag or air-tight container
  • Drain green beans and toss them in the marinade. Refrigerate.
  • After one hour, toss green beans in the marinade. Refrigerate another hour
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving


To serve hot omit the ice bath and cooking a minute or two longer.


Serving: 0g | Calories: 63.89kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.51g | Protein: 2.19g | Fat: 4.26g | Saturated Fat: 0.37g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 0mg | Sodium: 587.45mg | Fiber: 1.79g | Sugar: 2.18g | Vitamin A: 2.2IU | Vitamin C: 8.12mg | Calcium: 3.76mg | Iron: 5.14mg
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