Spicy Green Beans

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Spicy Green Beans
Emily Jacobs

Spice up your next meal with an Asian flare. Try these quick and easy green beans.

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4
Servings
77
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 1 Pound green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Tablespoon sesame oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • 1/2 Teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 Teaspoon red chile flakes
  • 1 Teaspoon sesame seeds

Directions

Fill a medium-sized saucepan about 3/4 full of water and bring to a boil. Add the green beans and cook for 3 minutes. Meanwhile, fill a large bowl with ice water.

Remove the green beans from the pot and immediately place in the ice water. Set aside.

In a sauté pan, heat sesame oil over medium-high heat. Add garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Add the green beans and coat in the oil and garlic. Cook for another minute. Add the soy sauce, pepper, chile flakes, and sesame seeds. Stir to combine and cook until the soy sauce has been absorbed and the green beans are warmed through, about 3 minutes.

Green Bean Shopping Tip

Legumes are high in a number of nutrients, especially protein and fiber – filling you up with relatively few calories.

Green Bean Cooking Tip

Beans are done when they can be easily mashed with a fork – make sure to test a few in case they have not cooked evenly.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
4g
6%
Sugar
4g
N/A
Saturated Fat
0.6g
3%
Protein
3g
6%
Carbs
9g
3%
Vitamin A
42µg
5%
Vitamin B6
0.2mg
10%
Vitamin C
14mg
24%
Vitamin E
0.6mg
2.8%
Vitamin K
18µg
22%
Calcium
56mg
6%
Fiber
3g
13%
Folate (food)
39µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
39µg
10%
Iron
1mg
8%
Magnesium
38mg
10%
Monounsaturated
2g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
1mg
5%
Phosphorus
64mg
9%
Polyunsaturated
2g
N/A
Potassium
291mg
8%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.1mg
8%
Sodium
447mg
19%
Thiamin (B1)
0.1mg
7%
Zinc
0.4mg
2.8%

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