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Green Beans with Garlic and Roasted Peanuts

An easy vegetarian dish for a weeknight dinner is green beans sautéed with garlic and topped with roasted peanuts and fried shallots. Add a side dish of fried egg and rice and you have a complete and healthy meal. Try this simple vegetable dish for dinner tonight.

Difficulty: Easy / Serving: 2 / Time: 30 minutes


1 pound of green beans

3 tablespoons of garlic (rough chop)

3 tablespoons of olive oil

2 teaspoons of soy sauce

½ teaspoon of fish sauce

1 teaspoon of mushroom seasoning 

2 teaspoons of sugar

1 teaspoon of sea salt

½ teaspoon of ground pepper

a handful of roasted peanuts

a handful of fried shallots (optional)

2-3 scallions (white portion) to garnish (optional)

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Add enough water to a pot to cover the green beans. Season the water with 1 teaspoon of salt and 1 teaspoon of sugar. Once the water comes to a boil, add the green beans and allow them to boil for 2 minutes. Remove the green beans and rinse right away with cold water to stop the cooking process. Strain the excess water and set aside.


Rough chop 3 tablespoons of garlic. In a large pan, heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil on high. Once the oil sizzles, add the garlic and cook to golden brown.  Be careful not to burn the garlic or they will taste bitter.


Once the garlic turns golden brown, add the green beans and lower the heat to medium.


Season the green beans with 1 teaspoon of sugar, 1 teaspoon of mushroom seasoning, ½ teaspoon of fish sauce, 2 teaspoons of soy sauce, ½ teaspoon of ground pepper and 2 tablespoons of water. Toss to incorporate the ingredients.


Cook the green beans for approximately 5 minutes until it softens. Turn off the heat.


Add a handful of roasted peanuts and fried shallot to the green beans for a crunch. Mix to incorporate the ingredients. Add the white portion of the scallions for garnish.


For more recipes, visit our EAT page or Recipe Index.

Authors: Susan Tran and Chau Hoang

This entry was posted in: vegetable


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