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Plant-Based Side Dish: Garlic Tahini Green Beans

Looking for a unique plant-based side dish? Tired of steamed veggies or bland rice? Try these protein packed, fiber-rich, whole food plant-based garlic tahini crusted green beans. Loaded with vitamin C, calcium and iron, this easy-to-make dish provides both creamy and crunchy textures, savory and tart flavors, and will keep you full and satisfied.  

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 4-6 servings


3 cloves of garlic, minced

12 oz of green beans, ends trimmed  

2 TBSP of Tamari

½ a lemon

1 TBSP of sesame seeds

3 TBSP of tahini

Water (a few TBSP to prevent sticking)


  1. In a stovetop pan, sauté minced garlic in a few TBS of water for 5 minutes
  2. Add green beans to pan, and cook for 10 minutes (add a few TBS of water to prevent sticking when necessary)
  3. Add tamari to pan and cook for 5 minutes
  4. Add the juice from ¼ lemon and cook for 3 minutes
  5. Add sesame seeds and toast for 5 minutes
  6. Stir in Tahini and the juice from ¼ lemon
  7. Enjoy hot or cold


By Caroline DiNicola-Fawley

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