Spicy Green Beans

Spicy Green Beans
Staff Writer
Emily Jacobs

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

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4
Servings
88
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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
5g
7%
Sugar
3g
3%
Carbohydrate, by difference
9g
7%
Protein
2g
4%
Vitamin A, RAE
660µg
94%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
4mg
5%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
22µg
24%
Calcium, Ca
41mg
4%
Choline, total
23mg
5%
Fiber, total dietary
4g
16%
Fluoride, F
42µg
1%
Folate, total
23µg
6%
Iron, Fe
1mg
6%
Magnesium, Mg
28mg
9%
Niacin
1mg
7%
Phosphorus, P
63mg
9%
Selenium, Se
1µg
2%
Sodium, Na
445mg
30%
Water
108g
4%
Zinc, Zn
1mg
13%

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.