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.
- 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