Garlicky Sesame Stir Fried Green Beans are a quick and easy vegan side dish that is an explosion of flavor with just a handful of ingredients.
We have a very fun Asian Fusion Thanksgiving celebration with all the fixings coming your way. Be sure to check out our Roasted Turmeric Spiced Turkey Breast and our Easy Peasy Baked Apples for Dessert.
Asian flavors are simple, clean-eating and delicious. Our Green Beans has just a handful of ingredients, is super easy to make and you probably have everything in your pantry to make it right now.
Why Garlicky Sesame Stir Fried Green Beans is a good alternative to the Green Bean Casserole
Stir Frying allows you to keep all the vitamins and minerals of the vegetable and have a nice little crisp bite to the vegetable. How many of you have gone to those dreaded family events where you are served overcooked beans swimming in a “pool of cardiac arrest waiting to happen cream of mushroom soup” with those fried onions on top? That recipe might have been okay in the 1950’s but now we know what we need to do to stay healthy and still make delicious recipes.
Garlicky Sesame Stir Fried Green Beans is naturally vegan, gluten-free, dairy-free, keto-friendly, cardiac friendly and diabetic friendly.
In less than 5 minutes, this dish can be on your table. We do not boil the vegetables and blanch them. However instead, we do a quick steam for 1-2 minutes with just a tablespoon of water before we do a dry fry in the pan. If you like the idea of dry fry, you are going to love our Garlic Pork and Dry Fried Green Beans. The beauty of this dish is with loads of things in the oven this can be done very quickly on the stove top.
This side dish is a fabulous addition to our Asian Fusion Low Carb Holiday Feast.
Asian Fusion Low Carb Holiday Feast Recipes
Garlicky Sesame Stir Fried Green Beans
- 1 pound String beans
washed and end removed
- 2 tbsp Water
- 2 cloves Garlic
peeled and minced
- 1.5 tsp Sesame oil
- Salt and pepper
- 1 tbsp Sesame seeds toasted
- In a wok or large frying pan add your string beans, water and garlic. Cover and steam over med- high heat for 2 minutes. Remove lid.
- Drizzle with sesame oil and season with salt and pepper and stir fry for about 1 minute or until the beans are still bright green and are aldente. Toss with toasted sesame seeds.