Sesame-Soy Green Beans

  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp dark sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. crushed red pepper
  • 1 Tbsp lower-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/8 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted

Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil.  Add green beans and cook 5 minutes.  Plunge beans into ice water and drain.

Heat dark sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add minced garlic and crushed red pepper and saute about 30 seconds.  Add green beans, soy sauce and some salt.  Cook 2 minutes, tossing frequently.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds and enjoy!