Special Diet Information

Coumadin® (Warfarin)
This recipe is safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Avoid this recipe if you are lactose intolerant.

This is a low sodium recipe.

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

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


"Without garlic I simply would not care to live."
- Louis Diat, Chef

The refrigerator light goes on...

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.

Green Beans

Green beans were one of the fresh veggies that I got to work with as a kid. In the summer in Atlanta, GA, we would sit on the porch, snap the tips and peel the string. I always knew them as snap beans or string beans. And then my mom cooked these until they were soft, seasoning with a couple of strips of bacon and some diced onion.

I like southern style beans but not as much as when they are cooked only for a few minutes. This is the way I cook them now - just long enough for them to be tender but not long enough to lose any of their bright green color.


Green Beans with Garlic and Ginger

Servings = 2 | Serving size =4 ounces green beans

Cooking Time = 30 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied by 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8.

This recipe makes great leftovers, especially cold in salads or sandwiches.

2 tsp sesame oil
1 clove garlic (minced)
2 tsp fresh ginger (minced)
8 ounces fresh whole green beans
2 Tbsp water
2 tsp low sodium soy or gluten-free tamari sauce
fresh ground black pepper (to taste)

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.

Nutrition Facts

Serving size = 4 ounces green beans

Servings = 2


Amount Per Serving

Calories 82 Calories from Fat 42
  % Daily Value
Total Fat 5g 7%
    Saturated Fat <1g 3%
    Monounsaturated Fat 2g
    Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 184mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 8g 4%
    Dietary Fiber 4g 12%
    Sugars 2g
Protein 2g
Vitamin A 16% Vitamin C 33%
Calcium 5% Iron 9%
Vitamin K 17 mcg Potassium 261 mg
Magnesium 31 mg