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Garlic Soy Green Beans

Garlic Soy Green Beans

These Garlic Soy Green Beans are one of my all time favorite side dishes. They’re loaded with fresh flavor from garlic, soy sauce, and farm fresh veggies.

Garlic Soy Green Beans

How to Make Garlic Soy Green Beans

It’s easy! It’s delicious! What more can you ask for?

Trim about a pound of green beans and toss them with a half tablespoon of vegetable or peanut oil, a small sliced red pepper, and two sliced garlic cloves.

Roast for 15 minutes at 400 degrees, stirring every 5 minutes. Toss with a tablespoon of soy sauce and sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.

Garlic Soy Green Beans

Garlic Soy Green Beans

These garlic soy green beans are bursting with fresh flavor, and you won't believe how easy they are to make. This is my new favorite vegetarian side dish!
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Asian
Diet: Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: garlic soy green beans, how to roast green beans
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 64kcal


  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 1/2 tbsp vegetable oil or peanut oil
  • 1 red bell pepper small, sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves sliced
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • sesame seeds for garnish


  • Preheat the oven to 400 F.
  • Toss the green beans with the vegetable oil, red pepper slices, and garlic slices.
  • Spread on a baking sheet. Roast for 15 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes.
  • Toss with a tablespoon of soy sauce, and sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.


Calories: 64kcalCarbohydrates: 10gProtein: 3gFat: 2gSaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 260mgPotassium: 318mgFiber: 4gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 1714IUVitamin C: 52mgCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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Still hungry? Here are the other recipes I cooked up this week:

Baked Portobello Mushroom Fries

Baked Portobello Mushroom Fries // We loved these! I served them with marinara sauce for dipping. I will eat anything with breading on it.

Tofu with Peanut Ginger Sauce

Tofu with Peanut-Ginger Sauce // I will also eat anything with peanut sauce on it. I fried the tofu in a tablespoon of oil and we dipped it in the sauce. If you’re looking for a go-to peanut sauce recipe, bookmark this one–it’s good!

Broccoli Rabe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Broccoli Rabe with Sun-Dried Tomatoes // Okay, I think I just don’t like broccoli rabe. This particular batch was even more bitter than usual. It tasted like bleach to me. Not that I know what bleach tastes like. (Oh wait, I do. It tastes like broccoli rabe.)

Whole Wheat Rotini with Fresh Herbs, Walnuts & Sun-Dried Tomatoes

Whole-Wheat Rotini with Fresh Herbs, Walnuts & Sun-Dried Tomatoes // I’ve been having olives and crackers for lunch all week and then I realized how pathetic that was. I’m a food blogger! I should do better than that! So I decided to throw together this pasta with an assortment of herbs from the garden, a wee bit of olive oil, walnuts, sun-dried tomatoes, and a tablespoon of Parmesan cheese. I thought it would just be passable, but it was actually really tasty–I will be making it again!

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  • Reply
    Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell
    August 31, 2012 at 8:04 am

    Bleach and broccoli rabe share a bloodline, huh? 😉 Gonna HAVE to try that ketchup!

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      August 31, 2012 at 8:05 pm

      Apparently they do! I’m still having flashbacks to that taste–ick.

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    Anele @ Success Along the Weigh
    August 31, 2012 at 9:12 am

    I need to warm up to peanut sauce. That stuff looks good. Look at that fancy pants ketchup! 🙂

    Enjoy your holiday weekend!

    • Reply
      August 31, 2012 at 8:01 pm

      You don’t like peanut sauce?! Oh, you are missing out! I could eat it with a spoon. (Which I probably shouldn’t do. But I could!)

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    August 31, 2012 at 10:35 am

    I haven’t found a peanut sauce that I absolutely love yet, so I’ll have to give this one a try next!

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      August 31, 2012 at 7:58 pm

      I think it’s the addition of the ginger juice (instead of just grated ginger) that makes this one so good. I almost threw in a clove of garlic because that’s usually how I make mine, but I restrained myself and I’m glad I did!

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    Jennie @themessybakerblog
    August 31, 2012 at 10:36 am

    Those green beans sound delicious. I can’t wait to try them. Yum!

    • Reply
      August 31, 2012 at 7:57 pm

      They’re so good–roasting green beans is the best!

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    Stephanie @ henry happened
    August 31, 2012 at 12:31 pm

    I keep forgetting that it’s Labor Day weekend too! Love that cute little guy on the ketchup jar – you totally need to recycle the jar into a candle or something, just to keep him around! 🙂

    • Reply
      August 31, 2012 at 7:52 pm

      I know, right? It’s totally that classy monocle. Why don’t people wear those anymore?!

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    Carol @ Always Thyme to Cook
    August 31, 2012 at 7:40 pm

    Everything looks fantastic this week! Those fries and the green beans especially. Will look for the ketchup, would love to try the spicy one 🙂 Have a great weekend!

    • Reply
      August 31, 2012 at 7:48 pm

      Thank you! I love a nice spicy ketchup with fries and this is definitely a good one. 🙂

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    September 1, 2012 at 8:17 am

    What a lovely spread, as usual!! Delicious-looking!

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    Brenda Williams
    September 1, 2012 at 6:23 pm

    Love the mushrooms and the Whole-Wheat Rotini with Fresh Herbs, Walnuts & Sun-Dried Tomatoes. My daughter makes rotini and uses sun-dried tomato salad dressing, chopped up black olives, onions, and cherry tomatoes…yum.

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      September 3, 2012 at 3:02 pm

      Next time I’m going to try adding olives! Olives are one of my favorite ingredients–they make everything even better. 🙂

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    Meghan @JaMonkey
    September 1, 2012 at 10:28 pm

    I just love seeing your recaps, they make my mouth water.

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    April Decheine
    September 2, 2012 at 9:08 am

    Portobello Mushroom fries, omg my husband would love these!

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    [email protected]'s Recipes
    September 2, 2012 at 9:49 am

    Garlic green beans sound really tasty, but what I love the most is those baked encrusted mushrooms….simply amazing!

    • Reply
      September 3, 2012 at 3:00 pm

      They were so good! Like deep-fried mushrooms, without the guilt. 🙂

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    Jenn @therebelchick
    September 2, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    I have been a loyal fan of Heinz ever since I could squeeze it out of the packets directly onto my tongue at age 2. BUT I might try this new catchup. Maybe.

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      September 3, 2012 at 2:58 pm

      I freaking love ketchup, but straight from the packets? No, I don’t think I’d go that far. 😉

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    September 2, 2012 at 7:16 pm

    These look great and I love the peanut ginger sauce!

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    Kelly @ Texas Type A Mom
    September 2, 2012 at 9:49 pm

    Your pasta recipe sounds so light and filling! This is such a change from the sauce drenched versions that make you feel so full and guilty after eating.

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      September 3, 2012 at 2:47 pm

      Yup, it was perfect for lunch! I just put a teaspoon of olive oil in there and that was enough.

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    September 2, 2012 at 10:26 pm

    Those beans look amazing, I love roasted veggies but I don’t think I have ever roasted green beans.

    • Reply
      September 3, 2012 at 2:46 pm

      You should definitely try roasting green beans! It doesn’t take much longer than steaming them either.

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    September 3, 2012 at 12:22 am

    Your pictures having me wanting some veggies!

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    September 3, 2012 at 7:32 pm

    The green beans look delicious!

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    Notorious Spinks
    September 3, 2012 at 10:45 pm

    I’m going to check this ketchup out. We enjoy ketchup too, especially the little lady. Those green beans also look lovely.

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      September 4, 2012 at 9:20 pm

      It’s so good–very tomato-y, which I like!

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    September 4, 2012 at 8:40 pm

    Those green beans look so awesome! I am going to have to try roasting them although I might use a bit of coconut oil…. also that ketchup looks good. I am a ketchup fanatic – it goes on practically anything that is not a dessert

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      September 5, 2012 at 1:25 pm

      I’m totally obsessed with ketchup too! I’m constantly thinking to myself, “Can I eat this with ketchup?” The answer is usually yes.

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        September 5, 2012 at 10:06 pm

        Most times YES! My husband hates it when I eat it on my mash potatoes – and Lays has even made Ketchup flavored chips — so I know I am not the only ketchup lover on earth 😉

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    September 9, 2012 at 7:33 pm

    Those green beans look amazing!

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