A five ingredient and ten minute side dish recipe, green beans are steamed until crisp-tender then tossed in a fragrant sesame ginger vinaigrette.
These 5-Ingredient Sesame Ginger Green Beans are a frequent occurrence in our house, especially in the summer months when they are ripe and in season. Bursting with garlic, ginger and toasted sesame oil, each bite tastes better than the last.
Although summer won’t be here forever, this recipe works well all year long and can be adapted to whatever vegetable you can get your hands on at your farm stand or grocery store. In fact, we use this recipe all the time with broccoli, cauliflower, asparagus and more.
For added protein and a crunchy texture, I like to sprinkle the dish with toasted almond slices right before serving. The healthy fats in the nuts not only add flavor but also help your body absorb the nutrients in the beans. Win win!
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Sesame Ginger Green Beans
- Place a steamer basket inside a large sauce pot and fill with 3 inches of water. Bring to a boil.
- Add green beans to the pot and cover with lid. Steam until green beans are bright green and crisp-tender, about 7-9 minutes; remove from heat.
- In a large bowl, whisk together soy sauce, rice wine vinegar, sesame oil, ginger, garlic and chili paste (if using). Add steamed green beans to the bowl and toss to coat. Serve with toasted almond slices.