October 19, 2014

Asian Garlic Green Beans

I've always loved green beans so I'm continually looking for new ways to make them shine. This recipe definitely fits the bill. It's pretty simple, but we loved it too much not to share. Just a few easy ingredients come together to make a great side pairing for your favorite Asian-inspired meals. Don't forget to scoop up the remaining bits of garlic and shallot at the bottom of the pan when serving - they're tiny, but pack a HUGE explosion of flavor! Husband is a big fan :) Hope you are too!

Vegan, gluten-free (with tamari)
Yields 4-6 side servings

1 pound green beans
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
3 cloves garlic
1 shallot
2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
Optional: sesame seeds for topping

Trim ends off green beans. Mince garlic, and chop shallot.
Add sesame oil to a large skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Let heat for a couple minutes until hot.
Add shallot and garlic. Heat for 20-30 seconds.
Add green beans and stir well to coat.
Saute until just tender, about 5-6 minutes, stirring often so garlic doesn't burn.
Add tamari/soy sauce. Toss to combine and cook 1-2 minutes.
When serving, don't forget the garlic/shallot pieces on the bottom of the pan - huge flavor!

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  1. This looks so simple and delicious, those photos made my mouth water! Can't wait to try this!

    1. Aww thanks so much Elle - hope you enjoy!! :)

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    1. Nope! Tamari/soy sauce has sodium in it so that's usually plenty for us :) Enjoy!!