These spicy Sriracha green beans with chopped crunchy peanuts are flavorful and an amazing side dish and are just a darn perfect way to eat green beans!
Spicy Sriracha Green Beans with Roasted Peanuts
Grab these seven tasty ingredients and make this amazing green bean dish for your family.
- Green Beans
- Soy Sauce
- Sweet Chili Sauce
- Sesame Oil
- Minced Garlic
- Roasted Peanuts (chopped)
I am a huge fan of roasted peanuts. They taste amazing on everything from Thai Chicken Salad to and Amazing Fudge Sundae. I mean, how versatile can a crunchy top be? If you are not a fan of peanuts, then try toasted almonds or cashews! The roasted crunch of nuts really adds a little pizzazz to this green bean dish.
Green Bean Fan For Life
I don’t know what it is about green beans, but I am probably one of their biggest fans. I like them straight out of the can with a fork. I mean, they are low in calories and filling. What more can a gal ask for in a side dish?
Heck, I eat 80% Vegetarian these days, so it is not uncommon for green beans to be the start of my dinner with a cup of brown rice, and maybe a cucumber salad.
Jazz Up Your Recipe
If you want to add a little extra crunch, toss in a can of drained sliced water chestnuts, you will love it! Consider finishing the spicy green beans dish with a handful of sliced green onion and a little extra Sriracha for extra heat at the end.
- 1 pound green beans washed & trimmed
- 2 tablespoons soy sauce
- 2 tablespoons sweet chili sauce
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 tablespoon Sriracha
- 1 tablespoon Sesame Oil
- 2 teaspoons minced garlic
- 1//2 cup chopped roasted peanuts for serving.
Fill a large pan with 11/2 inches water and bring to a boil. Blanch green beans for 3 minutes.
While the green beans are cooking grab a large bowl and fill with ice water. Set aside.
Next in a small bowl whisk together soy sauce, sweet chili sauce, honey, and Sriracha. If you love some heat, add another two teaspoons of Sriracha.
After the three blanching minutes for the green beans, drain beans in a colander and then promptly add beans to your icy water bath. ( This halts the cooking process, and leaves you with beautiful green color!) Drain once cool! This is all very quick, so make sure you are ready!
Turn the burner down to medium heat and add your sesame oil to the pan (you can sub other oils, but sesame oil tastes amazing!). Sauté garlic for 30 seconds, the aroma will burst, and smell amazing.
Add blanched green beans to the pan and turn a few times with a pair of tongs to make sure they are coated with the garlic-infused oil.
Add you whisked sauce, turn the beans to make sure coated again, and then simmer uncovered for at least 2 minutes, the sauce will thicken.
Place spicy green beans on a platter and add your chopped roasted peanuts! Enjoy!
You can add an assortment of vegetables to this dish, think carrots when you are blanching, and water chestnuts and thin-sliced scallions and sliced mushroom while the sauce is thickening. If adding more veggies, double or even triple your sauce quantities.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 221Total Fat: 13gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 10gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 620mgCarbohydrates: 23gFiber: 5gSugar: 14gProtein: 7g
Spicy Sriracha green beans might be too hot for kid palates, you can reduce the heat by omitting the Sriracha and just allowing adults to add as desired.