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Sesame Chinese Long Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
15 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Keyword: bean, Sesame
Servings: 2
Calories: 160 kcal
Author: Elaine
  • 250 g Chinese long beans (豇豆) , around 8 oz
  • 3 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 tbsp. light soy sauce
  • pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tbsp. vinegar
  • 1/2 tbsp. sesame oil
  • 1/4 tsp. sugar
Sesame paste
  • 1 tbsp. sesame paste
  • 1/2 tsp. sesame seeds
  • water as needed
  1. To prepare the long beans, cut the two ends off and then into 6-8cm pieces.
  2. Add 1/2 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds with 1 tablespoon of sesame paste in a small bowl. And then add around 1 or 2 tablespoons of water, stir in one direction for minutes until all the ingredients combined well.
  3. Bring a large pot of water to a boil, add around 1/4 teaspoon salt and then cook the long beans for 3 minutes (make sure the beans are well-cooked but still green). Transfer out immediately and soak in iced water. Drain completely after cool down.
  4. Mix all the seasoning expect the sesame paste with the long beans. Give a big stir to make sure all the beans are well coated and the sauce is well absorbed.
  5. Drizzle sesame paste before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Sesame Chinese Long Beans
Amount Per Serving
Calories 160 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 1g6%
Sodium 421mg18%
Potassium 363mg10%
Carbohydrates 15g5%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 1080IU22%
Vitamin C 25.8mg31%
Calcium 98mg10%
Iron 1.4mg8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.