October 19, 2014

Asian Garlic Green Beans

These savory Asian Garlic Green Beans are super simple to make and packed with HUGE flavor! They're the perfect, tasty side dish for your Asian-inspired meals. (Vegan, gluten-free)

I've always loved green beans so I'm continually looking for new ways to make them shine. This recipe is pretty simple, but we loved it too much not to share. Just a few easy ingredients come together to make a tasty side dish 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! Hope you enjoy these as much as we do!

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

1 pound fresh green beans
2 Tbsp. sesame oil
3 cloves garlic
1 shallot
2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
Optional: sesame seeds, chopped peanuts, cashews, or slivered almonds 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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Try this with some of our favorite Asian-style dishes!
Teriyaki Baked Tofu
Asian Garlic Tofu with Rice
Portobello Mushroom & Broccoli Stir-Fry
Asian Mushroom Rice
Easy Baked Savory Tofu


  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!!