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

Spicy Asian Green Beans

  • Author: Becca | Fork in the Kitchen
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 17 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings 1x
  • Diet: Vegetarian


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. 

  • Category: Side Dish
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Asian


  • Serving Size: 1/4 recipe
  • Calories: 115
  • Sugar: 3.5g
  • Sodium: 503mg
  • Fat: 6.5g
  • Carbohydrates: 12.8g
  • Fiber: 4.1g
  • Protein: 3g

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

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