Delicious and flavorful, these garlic ginger green beans will disappear off your plate.
I have lost track of how many times I have made these garlic ginger green beans this summer. In fact, I made them twice this past holiday weekend for two different parties we went too. They disappeared both times and the comments and compliments didn’t stop coming!
My green beans in the garden are finished so I’m now buying them at the farmer’s market and/or the grocery store. I never leave the store without a bag of fresh green beans because these beans are on the menu every week – at least once.
The best part is how amazing these beans taste but the second best part is how easy they are to make. The hardest part is snapping the ends off the beans. When Tessa was home this summer that was her job!
After you’ve got all the ends snapped off just pop the beans into a pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes. You want them tender but not too soft. They will turn a nice vibrant green in the water.
While they are boiling, mix up the easy ginger garlic green bean sauce. It is a mixture of soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, garlic and ginger! Then, remove the green beans from the water and put them into a colander. Then run them under cold water to cool them off and stop the cooking process.
Then all you have to do is pour the sauce over the beans and they are ready to eat. The last step is to give it a nice sprinkle of toasted sesame seeds.
I have served them warm and at room temperature and they are delicious either way.
Try some of my other favorite vegetable side dishes:
Garlic Ginger Green Beans
Delicious garlic ginger green beans are so quick and easy to make and will taste just like the Asian beans at your favorite restaurant!
- 1 lb. green beans trimmed
- 4 cloves of fresh garlic minced
- 1 Tbsp soy sauce
- 1/2 Tbsp fresh minced ginger
- 2 tsp rice vinegar
- 1/2 tsp sesame oil
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1-2 tsp toasted sesame seeds
- Cook beans in a pot of boiling water for about 5 minutes, or until beans are tender.
- Drain beans in colander and then spray with cold water to stop the cooking process
- While beans are cooking mix together all the other ingredients except for the sesame seeds.
- Pour sauce over cooked beans and stir to combine.
- Serve with sprinkled sesame seeds
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