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spicy asian green beans

Asian Green Bean Recipe

  • Author: Katya
  • Prep Time: 10 min
  • Cook Time: 10 min
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 4-6 1x
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Blanch
  • Cuisine: Asian


Sweet and spicy green beans make the best side dish. They are so flavorful and so easy to make!



  • 1 pound fresh green beans, trimmed
  • 1 Tbsp. kosher salt, plus more to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. avocado oil
  • 45 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/4 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 2 tsp. soy sauce
  • 1 Tbsp. honey


  1. In a large stock pot, bring 4 quarts water and 1 tablespoon salt to boil. Add beans to the boiling water and cook until the green beans are bright green and crisp-tender, 2 to 3 minutes. Immediately remove to a clean bowl with a pair of tongs while letting excess water drip back into the pot.
  2. Combine the garlic, red chili flakes, soy sauce, and honey in a small bowl. Set aside.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet or sauté pan, heat avocado oil over medium heat. Add green beans and cook until charred and tender, about 4-5 minutes, while tossing frequently.
  4. Add the garlic mixture to the green beans and cook for about 30 seconds or until fragrant, while tossing the green beans non-stop. Make sure not to burn the garlic. Taste and season with salt as needed before serving.

Keywords: easy, vegetable side, holidays