Asian Garlic Green Beans
These savory garlic green beans are simple to prepare and full of flavor! A great side dish for a variety of Asian-inspired meals.
Servings4 side servings
- 1 lb. fresh green beans
- 1-2 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
- 3 cloves garlic
- 1 shallot
- 2 Tbsp. tamari (or soy sauce)
- Sesame seeds, chopped peanuts, cashews, or slivered almonds
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.
Sauté 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 which provide big flavor.
Ginger option: Add a small amount of freshly grated ginger when you add the shallot + garlic if desired.
For gluten-free: Use tamari.
Calories: 79 kcal | Carbohydrates: 10 g | Protein: 3 g | Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2 g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 288 mg | Fiber: 3 g | Sugar: 4 g | Vitamin A: 783 IU | Vitamin C: 15 mg | Calcium: 50 mg | Iron: 1 mg