6/14/2013 | By Seniors Guide Staff

From Food Network

This soy glazed green beans recipe is a great side to make with those summertime grill recipes. It’s a light, fresh side that can help reduce the heaviness of a main dish.

This low calorie, low fat, and low carb side dish is great for those active seniors looking to watch what they eat. It gives them the opportunity to enjoy what they’re eating without all the excess fat.

Soy Glazed Green Beans Recipe

Serves 8-12

Kosher salt

2 pounds green beans, ends trimmed

2 tablespoons canola oil

2 tablespoons butter

4 cloves garlic, chopped

1/4 cup soy sauce

2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds

Freshly ground black pepper


Bring a large pot of water to a boil and season generously with salt. Add the green beans and blanch until crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately transfer to an ice bath to stop the cooking, and then remove to a baking sheet lined with paper towels or a cooling rack to drain.

In a large saute pan over medium-high heat, add the canola oil and butter. When the butter is melted, add the garlic and stir until fragrant, 1 to 2 minutes. Add the green beans, soy sauce, sesame seeds, and black pepper and saute until the sauce reduces slightly and thoroughly coats the green beans, being careful not to overcook beans.

Transfer to a serving dish and serve hot.

Per Serving: Calories: 115; Total Fat: 7.5 grams; Saturated Fat: 2 grams; Protein: 3 grams; Total carbohydrates: 10 grams; Sugar: 2 grams; Fiber: 4 grams; Cholesterol: 8 milligrams; Sodium: 785 milligrams

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