Honey-Sesame Green Beans

Green Beans

By Cat, Aug 2019 (Image, right, from Wikimedia Commons)

This is the time of year when local fresh green beans are available in plenty. I was searching for something new and different for my beans and found this interesting recipe that has a Middle-Eastern flavor from sesame seeds and oil (1). It would be great served with Kafta: Middle Eastern Burgers, Ovals or Sausages, cooked on an outdoor grill.

See also: 1. Side Dishes Menu; 2. Middle-Eastern Menu

Honey-Sesame Green Beans

This recipe is adapted from one on Veggies Made Easy (1). I’ve modified the original recipe to specify using raw local honey and Organically-raised local green beans. And I’ve added optional sliced red onion.

The original recipe serves 5, but I have modified it to serve 2. I’ve not yet tested this recipe.

Ingredients and Equipment

  • Ingredients:
  • 4 – 5 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
  • ¼ of a small red onion, sliced (optional)
  • 2 tsp sesame seed oil
  • ¼ Tbsp raw local honey
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds
  • ⅛ tsp unrefined sea salt, or to taste (the original recipe uses Himalayan pink salt)
  • Equipment: 
  • mixing bowl (for tossing beans)
  • baking sheet, lined with parchment


  1. Prep: Place rack in center of oven; preheat oven to 375° F.
  2. Cut a sheet of parchment to fit baking sheet as lining.
  3. Wash and trim green beans. Pat dry. Slice optional onion.
  4. Add beans (and optional onion) and sesame oil to a large mixing bowl; toss until veggies are evenly coated.
  5. Add honey and toss again.
  6. Add sesame seeds and toss once more.
  7. Bake: Transfer veggies to lined baking sheet and sprinkle with salt.
  8. Bake for 10 minutes.
  9. Remove baking sheet from oven, and transfer veggies to serving bowl.


  1. veggiesmadeeasy.com/recipes/honey-sesame-green-beans/

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