Ginger and Garlic Green Beans
- 1 pound trimmed and cut green beans
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon coconut sugar
- 1 teaspoon sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- 1 tablespoon minced fresh ginger
- 1 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- Bring 4 cups lightly salted water to a boil in a large pot. Prepare an ice bath.
- Blanch green beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Remove green beans and plunge immediately into the ice bath until cooled completely; drain.
- Mix soy sauce, coconut sugar, and sesame oil together in a small bowl
- Heat canola oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Sauté ginger and garlic in hot oil until fragrant, about 30 seconds; add the green beans and cook until crisp, about 2 minutes more. Pour soy sauce mixture over the green beans, toss to coat, and cook until hot, about 30 seconds more. Season beans with salt and remove from heat.
- Transfer green beans and sauce to a serving platter. Sprinkle toasted sesame seeds over the green beans to serve.
Not only do ginger and garlic add lots of flavor to the beans, they're also very good for you. Both are rich in anti-inflammatory properties. Add a little heat if you like by sprinkling a pinch of crushed red pepper flakes in with the other aromatics.
What others are saying
Jessica Scott says:
My family thinks green beans are pretty boring but I made this recipe for them with the ginger and garlic and the loved it! So good!
Greg Jones says:
I'm testing out my Thanksgiving menu and this dish is on it! I love the Asian-inspired influence with the green beans, very good. I would also use this sauce on edamame. I enjoyed it thoroughly!