Roasted Sesame Ginger Green Beans

We can’t get enough of these green beans! Green beans are packed with so many important nutrients, and they’re also a great source of fibre for our diets. We roasted these ones in a delicious combination of sesame oil and ginger – it has powerful flavour, for one of our most favourite vegetables! Get more green beans into your life with Crystal margarine tonight.
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 to 15 minutes
Yield: 4 to 6 servings


  • 454 g / 1 lb green beans, washed, dried, ends trimmed
  • 28 g / 2 tbsp Crystal margarine, melted
  • 8 g / 3/4 tsp salt
  • 2 g / 1/2 tsp chili flakes
  • 30 ml / 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 20 ml / 4 tsp rice wine vinegar
  • 1 in / 1 tbsp ginger, peeled and finely grated
  • 3 cloves / 1 tbsp garlic, minced
  • 5 m / 1 tsp tamari sauce
  • 20 g / 2 tbsp sesame seeds, lightly toasted


  1. Preheat oven to 475℉ (245℃). Place a large baking sheet into the oven, while the oven is preheating.
  2. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with the melted Crystal margarine until well-coated.
    Sprinkle the beans with salt and chili flakes. Toss again to ensure all the beans are properly seasoned.

  3. In a small bowl, or a measuring cup, whisk together the sesame oil, rice wine vinegar, ginger, garlic and tamari sauce. Set aside.
  4. Carefully remove the hot baking sheet from the oven and line with parchment paper. Spread the beans in a single layer onto the hot sheet. Place into the preheated oven and bake;10 minutes.
  5. Remove beans from the oven and drizzle the dressing overtop the beans. Shake pan to evenly distribute. Place baking sheet back into the oven. Bake for an additional 5 minutes or until beans are roasted in a few areas and are beginning to shrivel.
  6. Remove from oven and sprinkle with the toasted sesame seeds. Serve immediately.

Chef’s Tips:

  • Ensure beans are in a single layer to create crisp roasted beans – this prevents the beans from steaming.
  • If desired, omit chili flakes.