garlic soy green beans




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This would be an easy and delicious addition to an Asian-style meal. Feel free to use ginger powder, minced ginger (found in most Asian grocery stores), or fresh ginger!


health benefits

green beans - rich source of fiber; high in vitamin A and good amount of lutein and beta carotene (antioxidants); good source of folate (essential component of DNA synthesis and cell division; important during pregnancy); good amount of vitamins C, K, B1, and B6


~2 cups green beans
olive oil
5 garlic cloves
1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
1 1/2 teaspoon soy sauce
1 teaspoon ginger (powder or minced)
salt and pepper to taste


serves 2
prep time: 5 min
cook time: 10 min
adapted from mtlabor at food52


1. Wash the green beans and trim both ends.  
(Video: how to trim green beans)


2. Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add a good amount of salt and add the green beans. Cook for about 3 minutes , stirring occasionally. Drain the beans and set them aside. 



3. Mince the garlic and ginger (if using fresh ginger). 


4. Heat a skillet over medium heat for about 2 minutes. Add oil to coat the pan (about 1 tablespoon). Add the green beans, and saute them for about 2-4 minutes. The green beans will start to brown a bit.


5. Make a small space in the skillet and saute the garlic, red pepper flakes, and ginger. Be careful to not burn the garlic or the ginger powder. Add some oil if needed. Once the garlic, ginger, and red pepper are well incorporated, mix together into the green beans.


6. Stir in the soy sauce and mix well. Season with salt and pepper to taste.