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Asian style low carb green beans recipe with cashews

Asian-Style Low-Carb Green Bean Recipe (Vegan)

  • Author: alicia gonzalez tome
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 2 serves 1x
  • Category: Side, light main
  • Cuisine: Asian
  • Diet: Vegan


This healthy Asian-style low-carb green bean recipe is a restaurant-quality recipe that is super quick & easy to put together. With crisp-tender green beans, crunchy cashews, and a delicious tamari sauce, it has the perfect combinations of textures and flavors. It is ideal as an easy side dish or light main. Gluten-free & vegan.


Units Scale

350 grams of fresh green beans

4 garlic cloves

2cm piece of ginger

1 tbsp of sesame oil

2 tbsp of tamari sauce (GF) or soy sauce (if gluten tolerant)

1/3 cup of roasted cashews


  1. Prepare the fresh ingredients: Start by washing the green beans thoroughly and draining any excess water. Trim the ends and then slice each bean lengthwise using a sharp knife. Next, finely dice the garlic and peel the ginger.
  2. Cook the green beans: Heat a large pan over high heat and add a small amount of water. Once the water starts boiling, add the trimmed green beans and cover the pan with a lid. Steam the beans for 3-5 minutes until they are al dente. It's best to check them after 3 minutes to avoid overcooking. When the beans turn a vibrant green, they're ready! Transfer them to a plate and set aside.
  3. Cook with the rest of the ingredients: Heat some sesame oil in the same pan over medium-high heat. Add the diced garlic and grate the ginger into the pan, stirring to combine. Cook for a couple of minutes until the garlic turns golden brown. Then, add the steamed green beans back to the pan along with tamari sauce and cashews. Stir everything together for a few minutes, and serve immediately.
  4. Optional to decorate with sesame seeds and freshly crushed black pepper.


Because tamari is naturally salty, I don't think it's necessary to add sea salt but feel free to add some if you'd like.

Olive oil can be used instead of sesame oil.

Other nuts like almonds or peanuts would be great substitutes for the cashews.

Store the leftover green beans in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days. Bear in mind that over time they will oxidize and turn slightly brown.

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