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Holiday Traditions: Laura Theodore, The Jazzy Vegetarian


Fancy Green Beans

"A green bean dish is a must for any festive holiday meal. My jazzylicious version is easy to prepare and looks beautiful when served. The slight crunch of the green beans is complimented by the pleasing texture of the sesame seeds, making a perfect side dish for a seasonal party or any weeknight meal." -- Laura Theodore



  • 1 pound green beans, trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons vegan margarine
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds
  • Sea salt (optional)
  • Freshly ground pepper


  1. Steam the green beans until crisp-tender, 7 to 10 minutes. Transfer to a medium bowl and add the margarine. Sprinkle with the sesame seeds. Toss gently until the green beans are evenly coated. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Serve immediately.

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