Sesame Garlic Green Beans



Can you believe that Canelo Alvarez didn’t win the fight? On Saturday we went to Buffalos Wild Wings to watch the boxing match of the year and enjoying some wings and totally decadent chocolate cake (and of course Bloody Marys).  I was all for Canelo because he is young, humble and of course Mexican (sorry!) like me. But Mayweather is an awesome fighter…there is no doubt about that! He has the experience…and so the evening ended on a sad note for me! But that’s ok because it was still an awesome weekend!

Green beans, I’ve only really known them from a can or frozen. I had never made fresh green beans and oh what a difference.

These green beans were super tasty and had just the right amount of crunch.

Sesame Garlic Green Beans


fresh green beans, trimmed
olive oil or coconut oil for sautéing
lots of fresh minced garlic
sesame oil
lightly toasted sesame seeds
salt & pepper, to taste


Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Toss in the green beans and sauté until the beans are starting to get golden and crisp (no mushiness allowed) toss in the garlic and let cook for a few seconds.

Remove from the heat, drizzle with a bit of sesame oil, toss with the toasted sesame seeds and season with salt & pepper if you’d like.  Serve immediately!

These were the perfect complement to that delicious ugly chicken you see in the picture. I’ll have the recipe for that on Wednesday. Don’t let the chicken scare you…it’s the some of best chicken I’ve ever had!



PS– Viva Mexico! Happy Mexican Independence Day!


recipe source sweetannas



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