Thursday, April 14, 2011

Asian Green Beans

I have to admit that I get really lazy when it comes to side dishes for dinner. I spend a lot of time prepping and making sure that the main dish is delicious, that we usually end up having salad (every.single.night) or simple rice/quinoa.

I have been wanting to try and get more creative with the side dishes I prepare, so here is one of my first attempts! And boy, it was hit! I will definitely be making this again. You could even add some chicken and use this as a main dish!

Asian Green Beans:

2-3 Cups Frozen Green Beans (organic) or Fresh
½ Cup Walnuts or Pecans

1 Tbsp Soy sauce or coconut aminos
1 Tbsp Toasted Sesame Oil
1 Tsp Olive Oil
½ Tsp Garlic powder
½ Tsp  Onion powder
½ Tsp or less Salt
1 Tsp Sesame Seeds

Preheat your oven to 350

Steam your green bean on the stove top until done (typically about 10 -15 minutes if frozen, 5- 10 if fresh). While your beans are cooking, place nuts on a silpat or cookie sheet and place in the preheated oven for about 5 minutes, or until brown.

While everything is cooking, prepare your sauce in a small bowl.

Once your bean and nuts are done cooking, combine the two in a serving dish. Drizzle your sauce over the top of dish and mix well. Sprinkle Sesame Seeds over top of the dish and serve!

Here it is with our dinner from last night! (recipe for the fish is coming soon! Coconut crusted Cod!)

Im sharing this on Pennywise Platter Thursday!


  1. Sounds so yummy! I'm the same way when it comes to sides!

  2. Hi Angela,
    We just planted 5 rows of green beans in our garden. I can't wait to try your recipe with some of my fresh green beans, it just looks delicious. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!