This is the perfect Healthy Asian Green Beans recipe!
I've loved cooking Asian food at home since I was a teenager... although my early attempts were not super successful. I remember when I first stopped eating meat I decided to cook for my family and a simple vegetable stir fry seemed like the perfect dish to try.
I carefully chopped vegetables for what seemed like hours and got out my parent's oversized 90's style electric wok. I cooked everything according to the instructions in my very first vegetarian cookbook, painstakingly plated the dish and very proudly presented my family with the meal. There was nothing like Instagram food pictures back then, but I'm SURE my pretty plated meal would have gotten lots of likes.
Everyone took a bite and much to my dismay immediately made the worst face. They tried to eat another bite and another but they just couldn't. I finally tasted it myself and it tasted AWFUL! We ended up tracing back what I did and I ended up mixing up baking soda for corn starch giving the entire dish a terrible salty tang. We had to throw out the entire meal and order takeout.
Luckily my cooking has come a long way since then!
I've also learned the joy in finding simpler, healthier dinner and side dishes to cook. Chopping veggies all afternoon just isn't something I have the time or energy to do anymore. In fact, this Healthy Asian Green Beans recipe is made with only FIVE simple ingredients that you can't mix up!
Why you'll love this Healthy Asian Green Beans recipe...
Cooking Asian food at home doesn't have to be hard. My trick is making it on a sheet pan! Whether it's my Sheet Pan Shrimp Teriyaki or these healthy green beans... it's such an easy way to cook.
These tasty green beans are tossed in the trifecta of garlic powder, sesame oil, and soy sauce. Then I roast them to golden perfection.
The flavors are so simple and really pop!
The extra flavor comes from a sprinkle of sesame seeds on top.
This Healthy Asian Green Beans recipe is the perfect side dish for anything like teriyaki salmon, seared tuna or even my Crispy Asian Baked Tofu.
What's in this Healthy Asian Green Beans recipe?
So what's in this simple green bean recipe? Only five easy to find ingredients! You can get them at any grocery store or follow my links and drop them in your Amazon cart. (Affiliate links)
How do you make a Healthy Asian Green Beans recipe?
You guys know I'm all about EASY dishes these days and once again this one is just a couple of steps.
- Toss the green beans in the sesame oil, soy sauce and garlic powder.
- Roast until tender.
- Top with sesame seeds and serve.
I like to roast mine on my favorite baking sheets.
Give this Healthy Asian Green Beans recipe a try and let me know what you think! I promise it's WAY better than my first attempts to cook Asian food at home. 🙂
Like Asian dishes? Also try...
- Sheet Pan Shrimp Teriyaki
- Roasted Teriyaki Brussels Sprouts
- Crispy Baked Asian Tofu
- Healthy Vegetarian Lo Mein
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Healthy Asian Green Beans recipe
- 16 ounces green beans
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon sesame oil
- pepper to taste
- sesame seeds for garnish
- Mix together the garlic powder, soy sauce, and sesame oil. Toss the green beans in the sauce.
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Line a sheet pan with foil and spray with cooking spray.
- Spread the green beans out on the baking sheet. Pepper to taste.
- Cook for 20-25 minutes or until the green beans are tender.
- Plate and then top with sesame seeds before serving.
Did you ever make any major cooking mistakes?