Sesame Ginger Green Beans in an oval serving dish.

Sesame Ginger Green Beans

These sesame ginger green beans are tender crisp and a little spicy. A quick keto, paleo and vegan side dish, flavoured with sesame, garlic, ginger and jalapeño.
Course Vegetable Side
Cuisine Chinese, North American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 138kcal
Author Flavour & Savour


  • 1 pound fresh green beans
  • 2 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 shallot finely chopped
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 2 tsp finely grated ginger
  • 1/2 medium jalapeño pepper finely minced (optional)
  • 2 tbsp coconut aminos (for paleo diet) or soy sauce or gluten-free tamari
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds


  • Wash beans and trim stem end.
  • Blanch the beans: plunge into a large pot of boiling water just until the beans turn bright green, then immediately plunge into a large bowl of ice water. Drain in a colander.
  • Heat a wok or large skillet, then add the sesame oil. Quickly stir fry the shallot, garlic, ginger and jalapeño for 30 seconds. Add the beans and toss. Cook for 2 minutes, then add the coconut aminos or soy sauce and stir until well coated. Cook for a further 2 minutes or just until beans are crisp tender.
  • Transfer to a serving dish and garnish with sesame seeds. Serve immediately.


Calories: 138kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 177mg | Potassium: 281mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 800IU | Vitamin C: 16.8mg | Calcium: 88mg | Iron: 1.9mg