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Spicy Asian Sriracha Green Beans

Adapted from To Simply Inspire

Spicy Asian Sriracha Green Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fiery #healthy #sidedish #recipe

Do you ever get bored with vegetables? I have been eating lots and lots and lots of veggies lately (did I mention I’m on a serious new health kick?), and frankly, I was getting a little bored and wanting more flavor, more fire, more excitement in my vegetables. Then I ran across this recipe for Spicy Asian Zucchini from To Simply Inspire and I was totally inspired.

I didn’t have any zucchini on hand (it’s the wrong time of year for that), but I have loads of really really really good frozen green beans from my mom’s garden. I thought to myself: hey, I could certainly do a similar twist with green beans, right? Oh heck yeah!

Spicy Asian Sriracha Green Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fiery #healthy #sidedish #recipe

So I thawed out some green beans and a few minutes later I had a big plate full of delightful spicy-licious vegetables. I ate my fill, then stuck the rest in the fridge for “snacks” at work. I swear, they taste even better the next day and they make for a very satisfying, low-calorie, uber healthy mid-afternoon snack. Only 90 – 180 calories per serving (depending on how many servings you divide your big pile of fiery green beans into), and you get all these healthy benefits:

  • Low in saturated fat
  • No cholesterol
  • Very high in dietary fiber
  • High in iron
  • High in manganese
  • High in magnesium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin C

The crunch of the almonds with the spicy sauce and the sesame twist is soooo good! Frozen green beans make this recipe quick and simple too, but do please use the best quality green beans you can find for this recipe. Your taste buds will thank you.

Spicy Asian Green Beans

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 2 - 4 servings

Spicy Asian Green Beans

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 8 oz. frozen green beans, thawed
  • 1 - 3 cloves garlic, peeled & chopped
  • 3 green onions, chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons Sriracha
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • A bit of freshly grated ginger
  • For garnish: extra green onions, sesame seeds & toasted almonds

Instructions

  1. Heat the oil over medium heat in a medium saucepan, then add the garlic and saute for a few minutes. Stir in the green beans and saute just until the beans are hot.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the Sriracha, soy sauce, honey and ginger. Toss the cooked green beans with the sauce.
  3. Sprinkle with green onion, sesame seeds and toasted almonds and serve.

Notes

RECIPE SOURCE: http://www.sumptuousspoonfuls.com/

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Spicy Asian Sriracha Green Beans ~ Sumptuous Spoonfuls #fiery #healthy #sidedish #recipe

This recipe was shared at Gluten Free Friday, Foodie Friends FridaySunday’s Simple Supper and Hearth & Soul Bloghop.

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5 Responses

  1. Stopping by from #FoodieFriDIY – Thanks for linking up! These beans look delicious! Did some sharing of your amazing recipe!

    March 3, 2016 at 1:21 pm

  2. These look so good – Love your pictures!

    Thanks so much for linking up over at Sunday’s Simple Homemaker on Prairie Gal Cookin! Please feel free to drop in and leave a link or two on this week’s link-up, we’d love to see what you’ve been up to! http://www.prairiegalcookin.com/sundays-simple-homemaker-2nd-weekly-link-up/

    March 6, 2016 at 6:01 pm

  3. Looks delicious, thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop, pinning

    March 7, 2016 at 8:41 pm

  4. theliz

    I’m guessing there should only be 8 oz of green beans? (It’s in the ingredient list twice.)

    March 16, 2016 at 8:20 am

    • Ann

      Yes, only 8 oz. of green beans! Thank you so much for letting me know. I’ve corrected the recipe.

      March 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm