I have been teasing this fresh green bean recipe on the FlavCity Instagram for weeks and you guys have been asking for the recipe. Well the wait is over, and it was definitely worth it because this technique for how to cook fresh green beans could be my most favorite one yet. The green beans are sauteed in a very hot pan until they are blistered on the outside, but still crunchy, and then tossed in insane sauce.
The mayo dressing is called insane sauce because the flavors are literally crazy good. It’s a full fat avocado mayo base, seasoned with tamari, toasted sesame oil, lemon juice, chili sauce, and mustard. The sauce is one big umami bomb and plays so well with the charred flavor of the green beans. Add some pecans and red onions for crunch, and you have one heck of a low carb keto side dish.
How Do I Cook Fresh Green Beans?
The best way to cook fresh green beans is not by boiling or steaming. It’s by sauteing them in a really hot pan until they get blistered on the outside. This technique only takes about 7-8 minutes and then you can toss the green beans in my creamy insane sauce. Here are the steps to follow for sauteed green beans.
- Preheat a large non-stick pan just below high heat with 2 teaspoons of oil. Add 1 pound of fresh green beans and allow to cook for 7-8 minutes. You know the green beans are ready when they have char marks on the sides.
- Add chopped red onions, garlic, and pecans to the pan and cook for 1 minute.
- Add a splash of tamari soy sauce and sesame oil to the pan so the fresh green beans can steam and cook all the way through. After 1 minute, remove from the pan and toss in the mayo sauce.
What’s A Good Sauce For Sauteed Green Beans?
Once fresh greens beans have been sauteed in a hot pan, it’s good to toss them in a creamy mayo based sauce that is tangy. My insane sauce has crazy good flavors, hence the name. Add some full fat avocado oil mayo to a bowl and season it with fresh lemon juice, tamari soy sauce, toasted sesame oil, samal chili paste or sriracha, and stone ground mustard. Mix well and check for seasoning.
The flavors of this sauce are bright, acidic, and creamy, which makes this sauce the perfect for tossing with fresh sauteed green beans from the pan. You will fall in love with the flavors and textures.
Can I Cook Green Beans In A Non Stick Pan?
It is 100% safe to cook fresh green beans in a non stick pan. Make sure to use a wooden spoon or spatula that won’t scratch the surface of the pan – that is where most people run into trouble. As long as you have a good non stick pan, you can cook over high heat on the stove top and put in the oven up to 400 degrees F.
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