Easy Delicious Green Beans, 2 ways

Basic Green Bean preparation:  Bring a large pot of salted (1 TSP) water to a boil. Add 1 pound green beans and simmer until desired tenderness, 4-8 minutes. Drain well. Proceed with your desired flavoring style. Serve hot or at room temperature.


South Indian-Style Green Beans: heat 1-2 TBLS oil in skillet, add below spices for 10 seconds, add cooked beans, stir to coat, and serve.

  • ½ TSP each cumin seeds, mustard seeds, sesame seeds
  • cayenne pepper to taste


Asian-Style Green Beans: add the following mixture to coat your hot cooked beans.

  • 1 TBLS soy sauce
  • ½ TSP toasted sesame oil
  • 1-2 TSP fresh ginger minced (or ¾ TSP dried ginger
  • toasted sesame seeds to garnish