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Spicy Peanut Green Beans

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  • Servings:

    4 (145 g) as an appetizer
  • Prep Time:

    20 minutes
  • Cook Time:

    0 minutes


A luscious, Asian-style peanut sauce is the perfect way to perk up green beans to take them from a simple side to a genuine treat. Make extra—they reheat nicely and make a fantastic snack.
1 lb. green beans, trimmed
2 Tbsp. natural peanut butter
2 Tbsp. tamari
1 Tbsp. toasted sesame oil
1 Tbsp. water
2 Tbsp. peanut oil
1 clove garlic, minced
1 tsp. minced fresh ginger
1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes, or to taste
Spicy Peanut Green Beans


1. Steam the green beans just until tender (4-5 minutes). Rinse under cold water immediately and set aside.
2.  In a small bowl, combine the peanut butter, tamari, sesame oil, and water. Set aside.
3. Heat the peanut oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the garlic, ginger, and red pepper flakes and cook until fragrant (30 seconds).
4. Add the beans to the skillet and cook until lightly browned (2-3 minutes). Add peanut butter mixture and toss to coat.


Nutritional Facts
Servings 4 (145 g)
Base Nutrients
Calories 182 kcal (9%)
Calories from Fat 132 kcal (0%)
Total Fat 15 g (23%)
Saturated Fat 3 g (13%)
Cholesterol 0 mg (0%)
Sodium 391 mg (16%)
Total Carbohydrates 11 g (4%)
Dietary Fiber 4 g (14%)
Protein 5 g (8%)
Vitamin A n/a
Vitamin C 14 mg (16%)
Calcium 48 mg (4%)
Iron 2 mg (9%)