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Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

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Adjust Servings:
1 tbsp canola oil
1 1/2 tsp sesame oil
1 lb fresh green beans, washed
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds

Nutritional information

25.64 g
7.57 g
29.61 g
297 mg
0 mg

Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

  • Veg
  • 30 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy



Japanese cuisine is well-known across the world for not just for being healthy but delicious at the same time. Keeping in mind the subtle quirks that Japanese cuisine has, there are certain dishes that can be enjoyed by almost anyone. Sesame Green Beans is perfect because of the simplicity involved in preparing and the unique blend of flavor and spices.

The main hero of the dish is the beans, but the spices and the different mixtures play their due role in elevating the dish to new flavorsome heights. It’s considered one of Japanese cuisine’s most popular dishes outside of Japan mainly because of its flavor profile.

Health benefits

  • Beans are a wonderful source of protein as well as being rich in amino acids.
  • Beans are a rich source of folate. This is particularly good for the fetus during pregnancy.
  • It is a good way to obtain better heart health.
  • It reduces the risk of cancer.
  • It helps stabilize the blood glucose levels while also preventing diabetes.
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How to make Japanese-Style Sesame Green Beans

  • Heat a large skillet on a medium flame with oil.
  • Add the whole green beans and begin stirring.
  • Keep stirring these beans until it turns brown.
  • Remove the beans from the heat and stir them in soy sauce separately.
  • Cover the skillet and let the beans sit for about 5 minutes.
  • Serve them in serving platter.
  • Sprinkle with some salt and other spices.
  • Serve with toasted sesame seeds on top.


  • An average American eats nearly 15 pounds of beans each year.
  • Beans have been discovered in the royal chambers of the Egyptian pharaohs.
  • They have also been discovered from Peruvian civilizations.
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