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Marinated Green Beens

Cold dish perfect for snacking
marinated green beans
marinated green beans

The Special of the Week is Marinated Green Beans.  My impartation for this dish comes from Whole Foods Market. In the deli, they sell a similar recipe, which I love!  Unfortunately for me, my local Whole Foods isn’t exactly local. Consequently, I decided to give my hand a try at making this dish.

Something you may not know about me is I do not like soft vegetables. All my veggies have to crisp-tender if they are going to take up space on my plate.  These green beans are blanched, just long enough to have the beautiful snap when bitten.  Of course, feel free to blanch them to your desired texture.

Ginger, garlic and toasted sesame oil is one of my favorite flavor combinations. With a touch of sugar or my preference, honey, this comb is the perfect pairing for green beans.  Sugar snap peas and snow peas would be equally enjoyable in this.

Soy Sauce Vs. Tamari

As far as the soy sauce is concerned, I prefer reduced-sodium variety myself.  If you want a richer flavor go with your favorite Tamari. Tamari is a Japanese version of soy sauce, which is less salty and thicker.  However, it may contain wheat depends on the type.  Chinese soy sauce is what we commonly use here in the USA.  Both are usually readily available in the ethnic food section at most major supermarkets.

Once an hour has passed, be sure to toss the green beans around in the marinade. It is crucial to ensure the green beans get coated evenly.

Serving Options

When the green beans finish, you can eat them cold immediately. 

This dish can be served hot. Do not make the ingredients together after the water bath.  Instead, heat a little bit oil in a large skillet to sauté the garlic and ginger for about two minutes. At that point, add in the soy sauce, honey/sugar, toasted sesame seed oil till boiling. Add the green beans and toss to combine, then sprinkle with sesame seeds.

marinated green beans

Marinated Green Beans

Cold dish perfect for snacking
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins
marinating: 2 hrs
Total Time: 2 hrs 14 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Diabetic, Low Fat, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: green beans, vegetables
Servings: 6 servings

Ingredients
 

Instructions
 

  • In a large bowl, create an ice bath
  • In a large pot, cover bring several cups of water to boil
  • Add green beans, and blanch for 4 minutes or desired tenderness.
  • Drain green beans and quickly add to ice bath
  • In the meanwhile, combined ginger, garlic, soy sauce, sugar or honey, sesame seed oil in a ziptop bag or air-tight container
  • Drain green beans and toss in marinade. Refrigerate.
  • After one hour toss green beans in marinade. Refrigerate another hour
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving

Nutrition

Nutrition Facts
Marinated Green Beans
Amount per Serving
Calories
85
% Daily Value*
Fat
 
6
g
9
%
Saturated Fat
 
1
g
6
%
Sodium
 
725
mg
32
%
Potassium
 
199
mg
6
%
Carbohydrates
 
7
g
2
%
Fiber
 
2
g
8
%
Sugar
 
3
g
3
%
Protein
 
3
g
6
%
Vitamin A
 
522
IU
10
%
Vitamin C
 
10
mg
12
%
Calcium
 
46
mg
5
%
Iron
 
1
mg
6
%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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