Spicy Asian Green Beans

gray plate with green beans covered with soy sauce and red chilis

Quick and easy green beans with a spicy flare – loaded with garlic, ginger, chili paste, and soy sauce, their Asian twist is addicting! 



  • 2 TBSP soy sauce
  • 1 TBSP rice vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp sesame oil
  • 1/2 tsp honey (sugar or maple syrup for vegan)
  • 1 tsp corn starch
  • 1 1/2 TBSP vegetable oil (or cooking oil of choice)
  • 16 oz. fresh green beans
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tsp freshly grated ginger (or ginger paste)
  • 2 1/2 tsp garlic chili paste
  • 1 tsp dried red pepper chili flakes


  1. Whisk together soy sauce, rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey, and corn starch until combined. Set aside.
  2. Heat a large skillet or wok over medium-high heat with the oil. Add green beans and cook, stirring occasionally, for about 3 minutes.
  3. Add garlic, ginger, chili paste, and red pepper flakes, stirring to coat. Continue to cook for 3 minutes, stirring frequently. Pour in the sauce mixture and stir to coat, continuing to cook for an additional 3-4 minutes until sauce is thicker and green beans are tender. Serve with sesame seeds and/or rice as desired. 


Keywords: easy, quick, gluten free, dairy free, healthy

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