Fresh green beans and asparagus meld together with Asian flavors to make a crowd-pleasing, healthy side dish.
- Makes: 6 servings
- Prep Time: 10 minutes
- Cook Time: 15 minutes
- Difficulty Rating: Easy
- Nutrition Highlights: Green beans are a good source of fiber, plant omega-3s, vitamin a, folate and calcium. One cup of green beans is only 44 calories.
- Recipe Created By: Charlyn Fargo
- Recipe From: Illinois Partners
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 nickel-sized slice of fresh ginger, crushed and finely chopped
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- ¼ pound green beans, halved or cut in 2-inch lengths
- ¼ pound asparagus, cut in 2-inch lengths
- 1 tablespoon dry sherry
- 1 teaspoon low-sodium soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons chicken stock or broth
- 1 tablespoon sesame seeds
- In a heavy skillet or wok, heat sesame oil. Quickly saute ginger and garlic.
- Add green beans and asparagus to pan. Saute until skins wrinkle.
- Add sherry, soy sauce and chicken stock, and simmer until tender.
- Meanwhile, toast sesame seeds by heating them in a dry skillet over low heat until golden, about 5 minutes. Toss the toasted sesame seeds with vegetables just before serving.