Gingered Green Beans

Gingered Green Beans


Even though eating lots of Chinese takeout may not be the best health practice, that doesn’t mean you need to give up fresh Asian flavors. This simple side will add an antioxidant and fiber-rich punch to your table. Serve it alongside a simple roasted fish or chicken stir-fry.

For Cleanse

Serves: 4 as a side dish

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cooking Time: 10 minutes


1 pound green beans

2 tablespoons olive oil

1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil

2 tablespoons minced ginger

2 tablespoons sesame seeds

2-3 tablespoons wheat free tamari


First, trim the ends off the green beans while bringing 6 cups of salted water to a simmer. Once the water is simmering, submerge the green beans and cook until tender then transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain well and set aside.


Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the two oils and ginger then cook until the ginger begins to brown. Add the green beans.


Use tongs to toss well and cook for a minute or two before adding the sesame seeds and tamari. Continue to toss for a few minutes then transfer over to a serving dish. Enjoy with roasted fish, chicken, or lamb.


Recipe by Frank Giglio

Photography by Kristin Dillon