Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans

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These Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans are so full of flavor they’re downright addictive! They’re the perfect side dish to pair with so many Asian inspired meals. I especially like to serve them with my Slow Cooker 5 Spice Pulled Pork and some steamed Jasmine rice. They’re gluten free and dairy free and a great way to eat lots of veggies while truly enjoying them!

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I developed these green beans specifically to go with my Slow Cooker Chinese 5 Spice Pulled Pork. But they’re so fast and easy to make, as well as incredibly flavorful, they make a great side dish to so many Asian inspired dishes, (like my Slow Cooker Honey Lime Teriyaki Chicken). And you don’t have to limit the sauce in this recipe to just green beans. My mom has already tried it with carrots, and it worked wonderfully.

Broccolini is another good choice, and there seems to be lots of it right now in the stores. Also asparagus season is right around the corner, and it’s fabulous with these flavors as well. The more I talk about it, the more I think I should have just made this a sauce recipe! In any case, you won’t be bored with your veggies with this amount of flavor going on.

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Now let’s make these Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans step by step!

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans | Get Inspired Everyday!

First up, trim/prepare whatever veggie you’re using. I like to cut both ends from my fresh green beans.

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans | Get Inspired Everyday!

Then mince the ginger and garlic, before cooking.

Start to finish, these green beans cook in only 10 minutes, so everything needs to be prepped before cooking.

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans | Get Inspired Everyday!

Finally sauté the ginger and garlic together before adding the green beans. From there you’re going to add some water to partially steam the green beans.

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans | Get Inspired Everyday!

For the final step, add the maple syrup and cook uncovered until it creates a glaze around the green beans.

I added a small amount of red pepper flakes for a touch of spice, but they’re not strictly necessary if you’re not into anything with spice to it.

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans | Get Inspired Everyday!

And now it’s time for a weird confession… I actually found myself snacking on leftover green beans cold straight out of the fridge! I mean… what in the world? That’s not the sort of behavior I’d expect from myself at all.

It’s much more likely you’d find me grabbing a piece of cheese, or bites of leftover spaghetti, but green beans? But that just goes to show you, these are some pretty good veggies, I’d even go so far as to say addictive.

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans | Get Inspired Everyday!

I really hope you enjoy these Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans! And if you do get a chance to make them, I hope you’ll leave me a comment/rating below. I always love hearing from you here! Also for more healthy side dish recipes, head on over to the recipe index.

For more Asian inspired dinners to serve with these green beans, definitely try my Healthy Orange Chicken. And you’ll find all my Asian inspired recipes here in the recipe index.

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Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans | Get Inspired Everyday!

Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans


Description

These Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans are so full of flavor they’re downright addictive! They’re the perfect side dish to pair with so many Asian inspired meals. I especially like to serve them with my Slow Cooker 5 Spice Pulled Pork and some steamed Jasmine rice. They’re gluten free and dairy free and a great way to eat lots of veggies while truly enjoying them!


Ingredients

Units Scale

1 pound green beans, trimmed

1 Tablespoon avocado oil, or other oil suitable for high heat

2 cloves garlic, minced

1 Tablespoon minced ginger

1/4 cup water

1 Tablespoon maple syrup

2 Tablespoons coconut aminos, or gluten free soy sauce

1 Teaspoon toasted sesame oil

1/2 Teaspoon red pepper flakes

Optional: 1-2 Teaspoons toastes sesame seeds as garnish


Instructions

Place a 9″ cast iron skillet over medium heat. When the pan is hot, add the avocado oil, garlic, and ginger. Sauté 30-45 seconds or until fragrant, then add the green beans to the pan and stir to distribute the garlic and ginger.

Turn the heat up to medium high, and add the 1/4 cup water to the pan. Partially cover the pan with a lid placed slightly askew to steam/sauté.

Stir every 1-2 minutes and continue to cook until the water is gone, about 6-7 minutes, or until the green beans are bright green and crisp tender.

Remove the lid, and turn the heat up to high. Add the maple syrup, coconut aminos, sesame oil, and red pepper flakes.

Cook stirring continuously until the sauce reduces to a glaze like consistency, and almost all liquid is gone in the pan, 1-2 minutes.

Place the finished green beans in a serving dish, sprinkle with the optional sesame seeds, and serve immediately.

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stove Top
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: Ginger Green Beans, Garlic Ginger Green Beans, Sesame Ginger Green Beans, Ginger Green Beans Stir Fry

2 thoughts on “Sesame Ginger Glazed Green Beans”

  1. I am a big fan of green beans, so I´m always looking for new recipes with green beans, these hear look and sound so amazingly good and easy to make! thank you for the recipe 🙂

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