On The Side

This is the go-to green bean side dish in our house – I love that it’s totally versatile. On a Thanksgiving plate, the soy sauce is a great contrast to all of the super sagey flavors going on. We eat these beans alongside spaghetti and meatballs, Asian lettuce wraps, you name it. Don’t skimp on the garlic!

Soy Sauce & Garlic Green Beans


1 tbsp avocado or olive oil

1 lb fresh green beans, washed and trimmed

5 large cloves of garlic, minced or run through a press

1 tbsp soy sauce

freshly cracked pepper


In a large skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Add the green beans and toss to coat, stirring occasionally for about 4 minutes. Add the garlic and watch the heat to make sure it doesn’t burn. Coat the beans with the garlic, then add the soy sauce and pepper. Cook until beans are crisp but tender. Serve!

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