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Ginger Sesame Green Bean Stir-Fry

Ginger Sesame Green Bean Stir-Fry, a simple yet delectable side dish that will definitely pair well with a plethora of main dishes. Green beans are still gracing our organic farmers' markets, and they look fabulous. Pick up a bunch and try this dish it is fabulous!

  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: serves 2



Sir Fry:

  • 260 g fresh long green beans, ends cut and washed
  • 2 Tbsp peanut oil
  • 1 tsp sesame oil
  • 1 clove garlic chopped
  • 1 Tbsp chopped ginger
  • Dash of Chinese five spice, onion and garlic powder, salt and white pepper
  • 1 Tbsp soy sauce
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable stock
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp sesame seeds


  • 1 green onion cleaned washed and cut into this diagonals
  • Sprinkling of sesame seeds


Stir fry:

  1. Bring a pot of salted water to boil, add beans and cook for 5 minutes, toss beans in cold water, drain and set aside.
  2. Pour oil into a wok and toss in ginger and garlic.
  3. Turn on heat to a medium to high setting and let ginger and garlic saute for a few seconds. Do not allow garlic to burn.
  4. Add in beans and stir fry for 1-2 minutes. Season with Chinese five spice, onion and garlic powder and finally salt and pepper.
  5. Pour in soy sauce and vegetable stock add some sesame seeds and stir fry for another 6-8 minutes until desired texture is achieved.


  1. Garnish with sliced green onion and some more sesame seeds.
  2. Ready to serve.



  1. Blanching the beans is optional. If you like your beans a bit more crunchy then toss them into the wok after washing and drying them.
  2. You can use the combination of vegetable oil and sesame oil, or go straight sesame oil for that extra smoky nutty flavor.
  • Author: Loreto
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stir fry
  • Cuisine: Asian

Keywords: long green beans, garlic, sesame oil, peanut oil, Chinese five spice, sesame seeds, ginger, soy sauce, stir-fry, side dish

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