Sichuan Green Beans with Walnuts

Total Time
25 Mins
Serves
6
Serving Size
about 3/4 cup
Meal
Course

DESCRIPTION

These Sichuan Green Beans are packed with spicy flavor from chili garlic sauce, ginger and Sichuan peppercorns. Walnuts add toasty flavor and texture.

Total Time

Prep Time
15 Mins
Cook Time
10 Mins
Total Time
25 Mins

Nutrition

Calories
130 cal
Total Fat
10 g
Saturated Fat
1 g
Polyunsaturated Fat
5.338 g
Monounsaturated Fat
3.71 g
Cholesterol
0 mg
Sodium
550 mg
Carbohydrates
8 g
Dietary Fiber
3 g
Added Sugars
3 g
Protein
3 g
Vitamin D
0 mcg
Calcium
40 mg
Iron
1 mg
Potassium
240 mg

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup California walnuts, coarsely chopped

  • 2 tablespoon vegetable or canola oil

  • 1 lb fresh green beans, ends trimmed

  • 1 (2-inch) long narrow piece fresh ginger, peeled and very thinly sliced

  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced

  • 3 tablespoons soy sauce

  • 2 to 3 teaspoons chili garlic sauce

  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar

  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar

  • 2-3 medium greens onions, sliced

  • Sesame seeds (garnish)

Preparation

  1. Place walnuts in a large skillet and cook over medium heat for a few minutes to lightly toast; remove and set aside.

  2. Add oil to skillet and heat over medium-high heat. Add green beans and cook for a few minutes or until just starting to soften, tossing frequently. Stir in ginger and cook for 1 minute more.

  3. Add soy sauce, chili garlic sauce, rice vinegar, peppercorns and sugar; cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until some of the excess liquid has cooked off and green beans are saucy and crisp-tender. Stir in green onions and remove from heat.

  4. Sprinkle with walnuts and sesame seeds.