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Spicy Green Beans

Photo of prepared Spicy Green Beans
Photo attribution: Sarah Ahern
Ready In: 15 minutes
Serves: 2
Dairy-freeGluten-freeLow Added SugarVeganVegetarian

Throw a fried egg on top, serve with brown rice, and you have a delicious meal.

What you'll need

Measuring spoons
Measuring cups
Cheese grater (to shred veggies)
Sharp knife
Cutting board
Large frying pan
Small bowl
Spatula or spoon


Serves 2
1 teaspoon Vegetable Oil
1/2 pound Green Beans ends trimmed and chopped into bite-size pieces
2 cloves Garlic finely chopped
1 teaspoon Soy Sauce
2 teaspoons Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
1 teaspoon Ginger grated
1 teaspoon Lemon Juice



Step 1 picture
Heat the vegetable oil in a frying pan on medium heat. Once it’s hot, add the green beans.


Step 2 picture
Let them cook undisturbed for about 1 minute.


Step 3 picture

Mix the garlic, soy sauce, chili flakes, ginger, and lemon juice in a bowl.


Step 4 picture

The beans should have turned bright green. Add about ¼ cup of water to the pan. Cook another 2 minutes, until the water is mostly gone. Pour the sauce into the pan and toss gently to coat. Cook another 2 minutes, until everything is fragrant and most of the liquid is gone. Poke the beans with a fork: if it goes through easily, they’re done. They should take about 5 minutes.


Step 5 picture

Taste and add more chili sauce if you want the beans hotter.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1.25 cup

Serving Per Container 2

Amount Per Serving
Calories 86
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3 g4%
Saturated Fat <1 g2%
Sodium 179 mg8%
Total Carbohydrate 14 g5%
Dietary Fiber 5.3 g19%
Protein 3.8 g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Authors: Leanne Brown
Cooking Environment: Very Quick