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Plate-Licking Chinese Green Beans
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
25 mins

I love Chinese food. But I don't love that it's LOADED with MSG. This Chinese Green Beans recipe is a delicious substitute when you're craving Chinese food.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Chinese
Dietary Need: candida diet, dairy-free, egg-free, gluten-free, nut-free, yeast-free
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 109 kcal
  • 1 lb fresh green beans
  • 2 tablespoons coconut oil
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons cold water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch (optional, avoid if you have candida)
  • 1 tablespoon Bragg's Liquid Aminos
  • 1/2 teaspoon cane sugar (optional, avoid if you have candida)
  • 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
  1. Steam fresh green beans for about 5 minutes. Plunge them into cold water and drain.
  2. Heat coconut oil in a saucepan and saute minced garlic. Add green beans and continue to saute for 5 minutes.
  3. Combine water, cornstarch, liquid aminos, sugar, sesame oil, and red pepper in a small bowl. Stir well to dissolve the cornstarch.

  4. Pour mixture over beans and stir until thoroughly coated and warmed through.

  5. Serve while hot.
Recipe Notes

Note: Do not try to substitute arrowroot powder for cornstarch as this makes it very stringy and pasty, like Elmer's glue. 

Nutrition Facts
Plate-Licking Chinese Green Beans
Amount Per Serving (4 servings)
Calories 109 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Sodium 249mg11%
Potassium 239mg7%
Carbohydrates 9g3%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 820IU16%
Vitamin C 14.1mg17%
Calcium 42mg4%
Iron 1.2mg7%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.