July 20, 2019 · Written by Foodtolive Team

Seared Wax Beans with Black Sesame Seeds

A hearty, healthy and delicious dish, this easy yellow beans recipe with garlic is so flavorful and tasty, it will please the palates of your guests at any occasion!

Prep Time: 5 min | Cook Time: 15 min | Total Time: 20 min | Servings: 4


Seared Wax Beans nutrition


  1. Bring a large saucepan of water to a boil over high heat. Generously salt the water, add the wax beans and blanch for 5 minutes. Drain the beans and transfer to the ice water to stop the cooking, then drain again.
  2. In a large frypan or wok over high heat, warm the olive oil. Add the garlic and cook, stirring frequently, until light golden brown and fragrant, about 2 minutes. (Be careful not to let the garlic turn dark brown off it will turn bitter.)
  3. Add the blanched wax beans to the pan cook, stirring frequently, until the beans are just beginning to darken in color and are crisp-tender, about 3 minutes.
  4. Add half of the sesame seeds and cook, stirring, until toasted, about 1 minute.
  5. Add the chili paste and soy sauce and stir to coat.
  6. Transfer the beans to a serving platter, sprinkle with the remaining sesame seeds and serve immediately