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Honey Ginger Green Beans Recipe
  • READY IN 25 mins

Honey Ginger Green Beans

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"Fresh green beans flavored with honey, soy sauce, garlic, and ginger."

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  1. Bring a large pot of water to a boil; add green beans and cook until bright green and just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain and rinse with cold water.
  2. Heat soy sauce in a large skillet over medium heat. Cook and stir garlic and ginger in soy sauce until fragrant; stir in honey. Add green beans and toss to coat. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer until beans are tender, about 5 minutes more.
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  • PREP 10 mins
  • COOK 15 mins
  • READY IN 25 mins

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Most Helpful Positive Review
May 26, 2013

Very easy to make, and just delicious! I used less honey, about 1/2 cup, and a bit more of the ginger and garlic, and it still came out great. Something different to make with green beans, it's worth a try!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 21, 2013

I am not sure that soya sayce is a good choice for a green vegetable. It resulted in mottling the color of the beans which I often rely upon for a bit of colour on a plate. I reduced the honey and doubled the ginger and garlic as indicated in the reviews. Flavour was ok.

Apr 17, 2013

Oh this was just a lovely dish. The ginger,soy sauce, honey and garlic all work well together giving the green beans an extra special flavor that just pops out loud. I only had a 1/2 cup of honey and it was still just perfect. Again and again I will make this recipe and this dish will show up at many holiday dinners. Yummy. Thank you so much for sharing.

Jun 04, 2013

I also cut the honey in half and I doubled the ginger & garlic. My husband & I loved it, but the kids were less enthusiastic.

May 29, 2013

I'm glad to have another way to dress up veggies. I only used 1/4 cup of honey and then squeezed a bit more on top of the beans while they were cooking. I probably would've liked them with a 1/2 cup of honey, but my husband doesn't care for sweet stuff. 1 cup sounded like way too much. I also microwaved my beans because I had other stuff going on the range. By the time my husband came in the beans were cold. I heated mine up a bit and the flavors seemed to come alive.

Jun 13, 2014

This was delicious - I followed the recipe but only for 1 lb. of beans... and I also grated some carrots and tossed those with the beans when in the fry pan, which helped soak up the soy sauce and ginger flavor. My husband, sister and myself highly recommend these beans!

May 07, 2014

I love this! Ran out of green beans, so I mixed in some asparagus and it tasted just as great. I would use a little less honey, like 3/4 cup so it is not too sweet. 1/2 tbsp of lemon juice also helped with the flavor.

Aug 20, 2013

Great flavor! I'll try it again with frozen green beans for winter. I always keep ginger in the freezer, so everything will always be on hand.


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  • Calories
  • 178 kcal
  • 9%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 45.4 g
  • 15%
  • Cholesterol
  • 0 mg
  • 0%
  • Fat
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 4.2 g
  • 17%
  • Protein
  • 3.5 g
  • 7%
  • Sodium
  • 806 mg
  • 32%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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