Butternut and Sesame Green Beans
Serves: 3 servings
  • 1-2 Tbs. melted coconut oil
  • 1 lb. green beans, trimmed
  • 1 small butternut squash, cubed
  • Unrefined salt
  • 1½ tsp. toasted sesame oil, available here
  • ½ tsp. fresh grated ginger
  • 1 tsp. raw honey,available here
  • 1 tsp. rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar
  • 1 Tbs. coconut aminos, available here
  • 1 - 2 Tbs. gomasio, available here
  • Optional: black sesame seeds, for garnish
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 and line two baking sheets with unbleached parchment paper, available here, for easy cleanup.
  2. Toss the butternut with about a tablespoon of oil and a pinch of salt, and roast for about 40 minutes total. Stir halfway through.
  3. After the butternut has been roasting for 20 minutes, toss the green beans with a bit of oil , add a pinch of salt, and put the in the oven. The green beans will take about 20 minutes to roast. Adding the green beans halfway through the baking time required for the butternut means they will be done about the same time.
  4. When the veggies are done, whisk together the toasted sesame oil, ginger, honey, vinegar, and coconut aminos. Toss together the green beans, butternut and the glaze. Sprinkle with gomasio and optionally the black sesame seeds.
Recipe by Empowered Sustenance at https://empoweredsustenance.com/sesame-green-beans-recipe/