Looking for a quick and easy side dish that is bursting with flavor? Try the Delicious Ginger Soy Glazed Green Beans and Peppers. This dish will transport your taste buds straight to your favorite Asian restaurant.
You guys, let me tell you, THESE green beans are EVERYTHING and probably one of my favorite side dishes to date. This dish boasts of sautéed green beans mixed with red peppers, onions, and the most delicious garlicky ginger soy sauce you’ve ever tasted.
I was inspired to make this dish from my Sheet Pan Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon. Let me tell you, that recipe is SO popular and has had such rave reviews that I just had to repurpose that sauce for these green beans to see what would happen.
Now, what makes these green beans and peppers burst with flavor, you ask? Well, not only are these green beans and peppers packed with flavor, but they also come together so quickly (in about 10 minutes!), making it the perfect meal for those busy weeknights!
Here’s the deal, aside from broccoli, green beans are one of my favorite veggies. I guess it’s because they’re just so crisp and I just love how they retain their bright, vibrant color even after cooking. For this recipe, I also added in a red bell pepper and onion which adds a whole new level of flavor to this dish! I love sautéed peppers and onions all on their own, but adding in green beans and a delicious garlicky ginger soy sauce is why this is such a favorite.
You may be wondering what my not-so-secret tip I want to share with you today is. Well, I always like to blanch my green beans first before throwing them in the skillet. Doing so ensures that they are cooked to perfection. If you’ve never heard of blanching before, it basically means you add your green beans to boiling water and boil them for 1 to 2 minutes and then immediately transfer your green beans to ice water to stop the cooking process. This allows them to stay super crispy on the outside but still fully cooked on the inside.
Now, one more thing, you can also feel free to add some ground turkey or chicken to this dish for a complete meal! The meat would taste amazing tossed in this sauce. However, I must say, I could literally eat this entire plate of green beans all on their own!
Hope you all enjoy this recipe as much as we did! If you happen to love it, give my Sheet Pan Ginger Soy Glazed Salmon, this Asian Shrimp Salad (with ginger sesame dressing!), and my favorite Asian Turkey Lettuce Wraps that were inspired by the ones from PF Changs a try! Enjoy friends!
Ginger Soy Glazed Green Beans & Peppers
Prep Time: 5 mins
Cook Time: 7 mins
Total Time: 12 mins
1 lb fresh or frozen green beans
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 large red bell pepper, sliced thin
1 onion, sliced
For the Sauce:
1/4 cup reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 Tbsp sweet chili sauce
1 Tbsp honey
1 Tbsp grated ginger
2 cloves garlic, minced
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First things first, bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Blanch the green beans in the boiling water until bright green and tender, about 2 to 3 minutes. Afterward, drain and immediately put the green beans in a bowl of ice water to stop the cooking process.
Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium heat and drizzle olive oil. Sauté the red bell pepper and onion for about 2 minutes, then stir in the green beans. Sauté the green beans with the peppers and onions for 5 more minutes, or until green beans start to soften and blister.
In a small bowl, whisk together soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, honey, ginger, and garlic and pour the sauce over the veggies in the skillet. Cook for an additional 2 minutes, making sure everything is coated. Remove the skillet from the heat and sprinkle with sesame seeds, if desired. Serve and enjoy!
Serving Size: 1/4th of recipe
Sugar: 15.2 g
Sodium: 378 mg
Fat: 3.8 g
Saturated Fat: 0.6 g
Carbohydrates: 23.3 g
Fiber: 4.4 g
Protein: 2.8 g
* Please note that all nutrition information are just estimates. Values will vary among brands, so we encourage you to calculate these on your own for most accurate results.
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