Green Beans with Garlic and Ginger



Serving size

4 ounces green beans
30 minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes great leftovers. Try them cold in salads or sandwiches.

Green Beans with Garlic and Ginger


2 tsp. Sesame oil
1 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
1 tsp. Ginger root, raw (peeled and minced)
8 ounces Green beans
2 Tbsp Water
2 tsp. Low sodium soy sauce (or gluten-free tamari sauce)
1 to taste Black pepper


Place the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat.

Add the garlic and ginger. Cook, stirring frequently, for about 1 minute.

Add the green beans and toss well.

Reduce the heat to medium-low, add the water and cover the pan. Cook for about 10 to 15 minutes, tossing occasionally.

Add the soy sauce and pepper. Cook uncovered for another minute and serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those sensitive to gluten. Use gluten-free tamari sauce in this dish.


This is a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

The water helps the green beans to steam, but it isn’t so much that they will get soggy. At the end of the cooking, when adding the soy sauce and pepper, increasing the heat to medium high will help evaporate any extra liquid.

Garlic and ginger combine with the soy sauce for a wonderful Asian flavor. Simple ingredients, great results.

"Without garlic I simply would not care to live."

Louis Diat, Chef