Garlic Green Beans

Whenever my best friend and I go to our favorite restaurant, she always orders garlic green beans. The dish at the restaurant is amazing but I wanted to show you guys how easy it is recreate it and make this restaurant quality dish at home. These are my Garlic Green Beans. They still have a nice crunch to them and they are glazed in this savory, salty soy sauce with a kick from the garlic and fragrant ginger. The nice thing about this recipe, is once you prep all the ingredients, the cook time only takes about 5 minutes. That’s it! It super quick and simple to make, and it’s a perfect side dish with meats or fish. It’s making my mouth water just thinking about them. My version of this dish is just as good as the restaurants and it was so easy. My friend is going to LOVE these! 

Author Amber Kelley


  • 2 Tablespoons grapeseed oil
  • 2 teaspoons garlic
  • 2 teaspoons grated ginger
  • 1 shallot
  • 1 lb. washed green beans
  • 2 Tablespoons soy sauce
  • Chopped green onions to garnish


  1. Trim both ends off the green beans, and cut them into bite sized pieces.
  2. Press your garlic through a garlic press. Set the garlic aside on a tray.
  3. Peel a knob of your ginger and grate it using a microplane. Place it on the tray.
  4. Thinly slice your shallot and add it to your tray as well.
  5. Boil some water in a pot with a steamer basket inside. Make sure the water doesn’t touch the bottom of the basket. Add in your green beans, cover and cook for like 2-3 minutes, or until they are vibrant green and partially cooked through. They should still have a nice bite to them.
  6. Then pour your green beans into a bowl of ice water to cool them down and keep them from cooking.
  7. Strain your water and pick out all the ice cubes from the green beans.
  8. Heat up your wok and add in your oil. Then add your garlic, ginger and shallots and cook on medium high to high heat for about a minute, constantly stirring so that they don’t burn.
  9. Then add in your green beans and stir around.
  10. Then add in the soy sauce and give it one last stir.
  11. Pour your green beans into a bowl and top with sesame seeds and sliced green onions.
  12. Enjoy!!!