Jeannette's Bold Green Beans

Main Category: Side Dishes
Degree of Difficulty: Easy
Key Ingredients: green beans, ginger, walnuts
Submitted by: recipesdotca
Cooking level: Expert
A quick and easy side dish that is full of fresh flavour!
  • Prep Time5 Minutes
  • Cook Time5 Minutes
  • Ready In Time10 Minutes


Servings: 4
  • 1 lb green beans, ends trimmed
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 T thinly sliced ginger
  • 1 fat clove of garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 c walnuts, roughly chopped
  • 1/4 t kosher salt
  • 1/2 t freshly ground pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon


  1. Add 1 inch of water to a large pot and bring to a boil. Add about 1/2 teaspoon of salt and the green beans. Cover and steam for about 1 minute or so, until the beans turns bright green. Drain and set aside. If you are making these in advance, plunge the beans into a bowl of ice water until cool, and then drain.
  2. In a large fry pan, heat olive oil on med-high heat. When the oil is hot, add the ginger, garlic, pepper, walnuts and the green beans. Sautee for a couple of minutes until the green beans are coated and the garlic, ginger and walnuts turn golden.
  3. Place beans on a large serving platter and add the golden bits of garlic, ginger and walnuts over top. Squeeze lemon juice over top, sprinkle with kosher salt and serve immediately.

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