5 from 3 votes

Asian Garlic Green Beans

Savory Asian Garlic Green Beans are super simple and packed with flavor! A lovely side dish for your Asian-inspired meals.
Author: Kaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian, Gluten-Free Option, Vegan
Servings: 4 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.
  • Carefully 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. 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!


For gluten-free, use tamari.


Calories: 112kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 284mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 785IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 46mg | Iron: 1.4mg