Crispy Garlic Green Beans

Since the holidays are quickly upon us, I thought I’d share a quick-to-make side dish with everyone. If you’re not a fan of green bean casserole, or you just don’t want to eat all those calories, this could be the perfect green bean side dish substitute for you!2014-11-09 22.39.34


Ingredients:2014-10-26 17.36.07

½ lb Green Beans, rinsed

2 Garlic Cloves, chopped

1 ½ tsp Ground Ginger

¼ cup water

1 tbsp Vegetable Oil

2 tsp Sesame Seeds


  1. In a wok, or small skillet, heat vegetable oil on high heat. Once oil is heated, reduce heat to medium-high and add green beans, shifting them around so they are all coated in the oil. Add ¼ cup of water to wok.2014-10-26 17.43.25 2014-10-26 17.48.30
  2. Once water begins to boil, add chopped garlic cloves and cook green beans for 5-8 minutes until water is almost completed evaporated, moving them constantly in the wok.2014-10-26 17.48.52
  3. Once water has evaporated, add ground ginger to the wok and stir in with green beans and garlic. Reduce heat to medium, and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Remember to keep shifting the green beans so they don’t begin to burn on the bottom of the wok.2014-10-26 17.54.16
  4. Add 1 tsp of sesame seeds to the wok, and mix throughout the green beans, for an additional 30 seconds.2014-10-26 17.54.33 2014-10-26 17.56.21
  5. Remove from heat, and place on serving platter. Top with the other tsp of sesame seeds. Enjoy!2014-10-26 17.57.03 2014-10-26 17.57.36


My recipe only serves 2 because I made it for dinner one night, however, if you wanted to duplicate this for a larger group setting, just double or triple the ingredients needed. Your cooking time will be longer, but it’s totally worth it!

Time to make:

15 minutes

I used them as my side dish to the Asian-Inspired Lettuce Wraps I made.

I used them as my side dish to the Asian-Inspired Lettuce Wraps I made.

Thanks for reading, and have a great week!

Bows and Arrows,


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