- Makes: 4 Servings
- Ready In: 17 mins
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 7-8 mins
Don’t be intimidated by fresh green beans. “What do I do besides boil them?” Green beans can be given a quick boil, and then sauteed in oil and spices to produce an easy side dish. These green beans are crisp-tender with little bits of salty garlic, ginger and a punch of heat. Grill up some chicken or fish, add some sourdough, and you’ll have a simple summertime meal on the table in less than thirty minutes.
- Calories: 73
- Fat: 3g
- Protein: 3g
- Sodium: 926mg
- Carbohydrates: 10g
- Fiber: 4g
- Sugar: 2g
Nutritional Information (per serving)
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
1 pound green beans, trimmed
1 tablespoons coconut oil
5 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon minced fresh ginger
1/4 teaspoon hot red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tablespoons fermented soy sauce (such as Nama Shoyu)
- Fill a large pot with water and bring to a boil over high heat.
- Add salt and beans and cook for 3 minutes, until crisp tender.
- Drain beans.
- Heat a large saute pan over medium heat for 2 minutes.
- Add coconut oil and swirl pan to coat.
- Add green beans and cook, stirring frequently, until spotty brown, about 2 minutes.
- Make a well in the center of the pan and add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes.
- Cook, stirring continuously until fragrant, about 30 seconds and then mix together with the green beans.
- Stir in soy sauce. Serve immediately.