Food

Szechwan String Beans

Scallions, red pepper flakes, and ginger spice up summer string beans.

Requiring minimal preparation and a short cooking time, this spicy Szechwan staple makes weeknight dinner a breeze.

Serves 4

What You Need:

1-1/2 pounds green beans, trimmed
3 tablespoons tamari
1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
1 tablespoon mirin
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon peanut oil
2 shallots, minced
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
3 tablespoons minced scallions
1 teaspoon red pepper flakes

What You Do:

1. In a steamer, lightly steam green beans until just tender, about 5 minutes. Rinse under cold water to stop cooking process and set aside.

2. In a small bowl, combine tamari, sesame oil, mirin, and sugar, and set aside.

3. In a wok or large skillet over medium-high heat, heat peanut oil. Add shallots, garlic, ginger, scallions, and red pepper flakes and stir-fry for 30 seconds. Add reserved green beans, then add tamari mixture and stir-fry until mixture is fragrant and green beans are well-coated. Serve hot.

Photo by Hannah Kaminsky 

More Food

VegNews’ Guide to a Vegan Mexican Christmas

VegNews editor Richard Bowie spotlights his five favorite veganizable dishes for a Mexican Christmas feast.
Read More »

10 Ways to Veganize Classic Hanukkah Dishes

Latkes, challah, rugelach, and even brisket are made kinder and more delicious by nixing all animal ingredients.
Read More »

9 Vegan Pie Hacks for 3 Classic Holiday Pies

Rethink how amazing your traditional pies can be with these tempting toppers that offer a little more pie-zazz.
Read More »

How to Make Your Own Veganized Lunchables

Crackers, meat, cheese, and a juice pack. What more could a vegan kid ask for?
Read More »

Toasted Marshmallow-Pecan Milkshake

Love milkshakes as much as we do? This is the king of them all.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »