If you would like dinner to be super easy, roast everything in the oven. Haha! In fact, it is my favorite method of cooking because it is mostly hands-off and the dry cooking environment concentrates the flavors and creates a delicious caramelization, and it’s a delicious way to prepare food.

My usual method of steaming my green beans is to keep them mostly fresh, but since I had the oven on for salmon, I decided to try making Sesame Roasted Green Beans instead. They were incredibly delicious, very quick, and a nice change of pace from what I normally cook.

Apronese believes that this is an easy dinner for you, just take a moment, you will do it, right?

Sesame Roasted Green Beans on a plate, viewed from above

How Do They Taste?

It is a simple recipe for Sesame Roasted Green Beans that includes garlic, soy sauce for umami and salt, as well as sesame oil and seeds for a touch of earthiness. They are quite simple, but they are really delicious. They are certainly more savory than steamed green beans which are light and fresh, so they are great to serve during the colder months when you are eating a little more comforting meals.

Don’t Skip the Toasted Sesame Oil

There is an element called toasted sesame oil that is so magical that I always get questions about it, such as whether you can substitute it for anything else, and my response is a resounding “no.”

Toasted sesame oil has such an amazing nutty flavor that it just cannot be replicated with anything else. Using a small amount of this ingredient can completely transform a whole meal.

Toasted Sesame Oil: Where to Find It

The good news is that toasted sesame oil is becoming more and more common and more store brands are beginning to make their own (thank you, ALDI and Trader Joes!). You’ll usually find it in the international foods aisle rather than with olive oil or cooking oils at the grocery store, although, of course, every store is a little different in terms of how it’s stocked.

A sesame oil isn’t always labeled as “toasted,” but you can tell if it’s toasted by its color. Toasted sesame oil is a deep brown color, while regular, untoasted sesame oils are a light straw color, like canola oil. As far as flavors are concerned, untoasted sesame oil has a very light taste, and it won’t be able to provide the depth of flavor you’ll find in toasted sesame oil.

Sesame Roasted Green Beans: What to Serve

It would also be great with Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles, Sticky Ginger Soy Glazed Chicken, or Hoisin Stir Fry Bowls. I served mine with Baked Ginger Salmon and rice, but it would also go well with Sesame Chicken, Easy Teriyaki Chicken, Pork and Peanut Dragon Noodles, or Sticky Ginger Soy Glazed Chicken.

Sesame roasted green beans on a plate with salmon and rice

Sesame Roasted Green Beans

With a simple seasoning and roasted to perfection in the oven, these Sesame Roasted Green Beans make for an easy yet delicious side dish.

Author: Beth

Prep Time: 10 mins/ Cook Time: 20 mins/ Total Time: 30 mins

Servings: 4


  • 1 lb. green beans ($1.89)
  • 1 Tbsp cooking oil ($0.04)
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce ($0.06)
  • 2 cloves garlic ($0.16)
  • 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil ($0.24)
  • 1 tsp sesame seeds ($0.06)


  • The oven should be preheated to 425°F. Wash the green beans and break off the stems. Mince the garlic. Bake the casserole for 30-40 minutes.
  • It is beneficial to line a large baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup, if you wish. In the baking sheet, add the green beans, minced garlic, cooking oil, and soy sauce, and then toss them until evenly coated in the oil, soy sauce, and minced garlic. Spread the beans out evenly on the baking sheet, then sprinkle the remaining ingredients evenly over the beans.
  • It is recommended that you roast the green beans in a fully preheated oven for 15 minutes.
  • Then, after the 15 minutes are up, remove them from the oven, drizzle 1 Tbsp of toasted sesame oil over the top and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of sesame seeds. Give everything a good stir to ensure the seeds all evenly distributed.
  • Adding the green beans back to the oven after they’ve been roasted for about 10 minutes or until they’re slightly browned and blistered is the best way to serve them.


Serving: 1 serving ・ Calories: 103.53 kcal ・ Carbohydrates: 8.73 g ・ Protein: 2.6 g ・ Fat: 7.65 g ・ Sodium: 226.83 mg ・ Fiber: 3.2 g

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Side view of sesame roasted green beans in a shallow bowl.

Sesame Roasted Green Beans Recipe – Step by Step Photos

green beans and garlic on a baking sheet, soy sauce being drizzled over top

Assemble a large baking sheet with the green beans and minced garlic. Rinse one pound of green beans and snap off the stems.

Put the green beans and minced garlic on a large baking sheet (line it with parchment paper to make cleanup a lot easier, if desired). Topping the beans with 1 Tbsp cooking oil and 1 Tbsp soy sauce makes it taste even better.

Seasoned green beans on the baking sheet

Using a tossing motion, coat the green beans evenly with oil, soy sauce, and minced garlic. Spread the green beans out evenly on a baking sheet and bake for 15 minutes, before removing from the oven.

Mostly roasted green beans, sesame seeds being sprinkled on top

It is recommended to roast the green beans at 425oF in the oven for 15 minutes. After 15 minutes, remove them from the oven, drizzle 1 Tbsp toasted sesame oil over the top, and sprinkle 1 tsp sesame seeds around the beans. Toss everything together until it is evenly coated with sesame oil.

Toasted sesame oil bottle

This is what my toasted sesame oil looks like. You can see the deep brown color that indicates it’s actually toasted. I usually buy it in a small bottle given how little is needed for so much flavor, but this ALDI bottle is a good size.

Finished sesame roasted green beans on the baking sheet

Once you have added the sesame seeds and sesame oil to the green beans, return them to the oven and continue roasting for an additional 5 minutes, or until the beans reach the level of browning that you prefer.

Close up side view of sesame roasted green beans in a shallow bowl

It is best to serve this immediately so you can enjoy it right away.

With the above recipe of Apronese, you can treat your family to meals of the day, not just dinner. And share this recipe with your friends.