Sesame Green Bean Salad (52 New Foods, Around the World Week 2) January 12 2013, 2 Comments

sesame green bean salad

A simple sesame green bean salad adds a new twist to an old favorite and makes supper super fun!

Sesame seeds make your family-favorite dishes more fun and nutritious. My kids like to sprinkle them on vegetables, chicken and brown rice. Their subtle, nutty flavor is easy to enjoy and added an Asian twist to one of our weeknight regulars: green bean salad.

Sesame Green Been Salad

Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Yield: Makes 4 servings
Crunch a Color points: 10 green


sesame green bean salad

1 pound green beans, trimmed and washed
2 tsp rice vinegar
½ tsp sesame seed oil
1 tsp sesame seeds


1. Steam the green beans in a basket over boiling water for about 10 minutes, until crisp-tender. Steam a little less if you prefer your green beans on the crunchy side. Steaming your vegetables is one of the best ways to help retain their nutrients.

sesame green bean salad step 1

2. Give the beans a bath in ice water, to bring back their color.

sesame green bean salad step 2

3. Toss gently with the rice vinegar, sesame oil and sesame seeds.

sesame green bean salad step 3

4. Enjoy!

sesame green bean salad

* Have you tried sesame green bean salad? What new food is on your list this week?

Craving more easy recipes to try? Catch up on last week’s recipe: Pear sauce.

About the author: Jennifer Tyler Lee is a mom of two children and the creator of Crunch a Color® -- the award-winning nutrition games that make healthy eating fun. Like most parents, she struggled to get her kids to eat healthy, balanced meals, so she decided to make it into a healthy eating game and she’s giving back to support non-profit kids’ nutrition programs. Winner of the Dr. Toy and Parent Tested, Parent Approved awards, Crunch a Color® has been featured by Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, Laurie David’s Family Dinner, Kiwi Magazine, Dr. Greene, and Yum Food & Fun For Kids, among many others, as a simple, fun and playful way to get kids to eat healthy and try new foods. Jennifer’s passion is making mealtime fun, easy and healthy for busy families. Her easy recipes, quick tips, and new food adventures are regularly featured at Pottery Barn Kids, Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, The Huffington Post, and on her weekly recipe blog at