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Chinese green beans with chili garlic sauce

These Chinese-inspired green beans are crispy and packed with flavor!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Diet: Gluten Free, Low Lactose, Vegan, Vegetarian
Keyword: dairy free, egg free, gluten free, vegan, vegetarian
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 lb green beans
  • 1 tbsp sesame oil
  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil

Sweet chili garlic sauce

  • 2 1/2 tbsp gluten free tamari (or gluten free soy sauce)
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1 tbsp chili garlic sauce (I used Huy Fong Foods brand)
  • 2 tsp white sugar


  • Add an inch of water to a pot then put a steamer basket in the pot. Boil the water over medium heat then add the green beans to the steamer basket. Put a lid on the pot and steam the green beans for 7 minutes.
    While the green beans are steaming you can go on to the next step.
  • Chop the clove of garlic and mix sauce ingredients.
  • Saute green beans for 5 minutes in the vegetable oil and sesame oil on medium high heat.
  • Add the sweet chili garlic sauce to the pan and lower the heat to low. Cook for an additional 5 minutes.