These Air Fryer Green Beans are loaded with the best sesame-ginger flavor!

Sesame green beans are the perfect appetizer or side dish! These tasty veggies are marinated in soy sauce with honey, ginger, and a sprinkle of sesame seeds. These are lightly air-fried so they come out tender and crispy every time. So dippable, so flavorful, and so good!

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Best Appetizer or Side Dish

  • This is an excellent recipe for last-minute company or to make as a healthy snack or side for watching the big game!
  • The air fryer makes cooking super-fast and easy with minimal clean-up! Sesame green beans are ready to serve in under 10 minutes!
  • Kids love them! Serve them in a cup with some honey mustard dressing on the bottom for a healthy, portable snack you can feel good about.

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Ingredients & Variations

GREEN BEANS: Trimmed fresh green beans are best, but frozen will do and they don’t even have to be thawed! Small, bite-sized broccoli and cauliflower florets, and brussels sprouts all work great in this recipe too.

SEASONINGS: Soy sauce, honey, and freshly grated ginger bring that sweet, tangy, and savory flavor to green beans. No time to mix a marinade? Use Hoisin sauce or a teriyaki sauce instead.

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How to Cook Sesame Green Beans in the Air Fryer

So easy, so delish, and just two steps are all it takes.

  1. Toss all ingredients together in a bowl.
  2. Air fry in a single layer until they are tender-crisp (per the recipe below).

cooked green beans in an air fryer tray

Tips & Tricks

  • For best results avoid overcrowding and roast the green beans in a single layer.
  • If needed, air fry in batches and put all green beans in air fryer for 2-3 minutes right before serving.

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Air Fryer Sesame Green Beans

Tender crisp green beans in a simple sesame marinade.
Prep Time 3 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 servings



  • ¾ pound green beans trimmed
  • 1 ½ teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 ½ teaspoon honey
  • 1 teaspoon sesame seeds
  • ½ teaspoon fresh ginger minced


  • Preheat air fryer to 370°F.
  • Toss all ingredients together in a bowl.
  • Place green beans in a single layer in the air fryer. Cook 7-9 minutes or until tender crisp.


Do not overcrowd the air fryer. Beans can be cooked in batches.
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Nutrition Information

Calories: 47kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 90mg | Potassium: 189mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 606IU | Vitamin C: 10mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine Asian Inspired

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Holly is a mom of 4 with a love for all things air fryer! Her greatest passion is creating in the kitchen and making recipes for the everyday home cook!
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