Japanese Green Beans Recipe

Japanese Green Beans Recipe

  • Makes: 4 Servings
  • Ready In: 27 mins
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 17-20 mins

This dish couldn’t be easier to make, and you’ll love the taste of the buckwheat Japanese Soba Noodle. Soba is protein rich, making this a balanced meal for baby.

    Nutritional Information (per serving)

  • Calories: 108
  • Fat: 7g
  • Protein: 3g
  • Sodium: 145mg
  • Carbohydrates: 11g
  • Fiber: 4g
  • Sugar: 2g


  1. 1/3 package of dry soba noodles (optional)
    1 pound fresh green beans
    2 small clove garlic, minced or grated with a fine Microplane®
    1/4 -1/2 teaspoon of fresh ginger, or grated with a fine Microplane®
    1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
    1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
    1 tablespoon low sodium soy sauce or wheat-free tamari


    1. Break up soba noodles as you drop them into the boiling water and cook noodles according to package. Drain and set aside.
    2. Prepare the green beans by trimming the ends and cut on bias to 1 inch length.
    3. Steam the green beans for 10 minutes (longer to get them soft if you are going to puree for baby).
    4. In a large pan or wok, heat oil on medium heat. Add garlic and ginger sautéing for 1 minute. Add toasted sesame oil and soy sauce, stir for 30 seconds. Add in green beans and stir until coated.
    5. If adding noodles – add in cooked noodles at the end. Toss to combine.

Shane Valentine

Shane Valentine is an author The Baby Cuisine Cookbook, speaker, chef instructor for Whole Foods Market, activist and father of 3 An Ambassador for Jamie Oliver’s Food Revolution, American Heart Association 2020 Task Force and Marin County Child Care Commissioner.

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