Dry-Fried String Beans

This is one of the fastest veggie dishes you can make, but it sure doesn’t taste like it. It makes a great side dish or a vegan main dish. Top with slivered almonds or garlic/ chili paste to bring the heat.

  • 2 tbs Sesame seeds
  • 1 lbs Green beans, trimmed
  • 5 tbs Avocado oil (or other high heat cooking oil)
  • 1 tbs Garlic, minced
  • 1 tbs Ginger, minced
  • 1/3 cup Coconut aminos (or low-sodium soy sauce)
  • 1½ tbs Sesame oil
  • ¼ tsp Chili flakes to taste

1. In a large nonstick pan or wok, add sesame seeds and dry roast for a few minutes on medium. When they start to get fragrant and change color slightly, remove and set aside.

2. In the same dry pan, add the green beans and stir-fry in the dry pan for 3 to 5 minutes on medium high until they start to blister and brown on the outside.

3. Add avocado oil, garlic and ginger and stir-fry for 2 minutes until garlic gets fragrant and beans are well coated with the oil.

4. Add coconut aminos and stir fry to coat another 2 minutes.

5. Sprinkle the sesame oil, toasted sesame seeds and chili flakes on top and toss to combine.

6. Serve immediately and enjoy.

If you want to add protein, brown ground pork, chicken or turkey with a little salt and pepper and add it in just before step 4.

Serves 4 | Time to Table 15 mins