Sesame Roasted Green Beans Recipe

These are a delicious and different way to prepare green beans. I was looking for a new way to prepare beans for Sunday dinner. I had had some delicious green beans at a restaurant one time and it seemed to me that they had been oven roasted, so I googled it and found this recipe. It is easy to make and you can do it at the last minute. I used the skinnier french green beans (from Costco) and they definitely looked shriveled, but they were a success!

1 lb green beans, ends snapped off
1 TBS. olive oil
1/2 tsp. salt
1 tsp. pepper
1 dash ground ginger
2 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. sesame oil
1/4 tsp. red pepper flakes
4 tsp. sesame seeds, toasted

  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. Line rimmed baking sheet with foil, spread beans on baking sheet.
  2. Drizzle with olive oil and sprinkle with 1/2 tsp salt and pepper; Using hands, toss to coat evenly, and distribute in even layer.
  3. Roast in oven for 10 minutes.
  4. While roasting, combine ginger, honey, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes in small bowl.
  5. Remove beans from oven. Coat beans evenly with the ginger mixture; redistribute in even layer.
  6. Return to oven and continue roasting until beans are dark golden brown in spots and starting to shrivel, 5-10 minutes longer.
  7. Adjust seasoning with salt if necessary, toss well. Sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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