Green Beans and Corn with Sesame

Fragrant sesame seeds and flavorful soy sauce combine to enhance these simple vegetables’ natural taste.

Looking for a healthy, quick & easy side dish for a busy weeknight dinner? Look no further, we’ve got you covered with this simple yummy veggie combo.

A staple the world over, green beans are inexpensive, low-fat, and an excellent source of protein. Their name in Japanese is ingen mame, which comes from the Chinese Buddhist monk Ingen, who brought the first seeds of the bean to Japan.

Corn adds both vitamins and some sweetness to the dish, but it also increases the challenge of eating it with chopsticks. Go for the slow, kernel-by-kernel method, or just dig in with a spoon. Hey, this is healthy food and we’re not ones to judge 😉

5 from 2 votes

Green Beans and Corn with Sesame

Servings 2 people
Prep Time 1 minute
Cook Time 9 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes


  • 100 g green beans
  • ½ cup canned corn drained
  • 3 tbsp black sesame seeds
  • 2 tbsp sugar (seasoning)
  • tbsp soy sauce (seasoning)


  • 「PREP」Wash the beans and cut off both ends.
    Green Beans and Corn with Sesame - Preparation
  • Put the beans in a small pot of water and boil until cooked, about 5 minutes.
    While boiling, partially grind the sesame seeds in a suribachi or with a mortar and pestle.
    Green Beans and Corn with Sesame - Step1
  • Drain the water, cut the beans into 3 cm long pieces and put in a mixing bowl.
    Green Beans and Corn with Sesame - Step2
  • Add the corn, seasoning ingredients and partially ground sesame seeds, and mix well to combine.
    Green Beans and Corn with Sesame - Step3
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Japanese
Keyword: healthy, Vegetable

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