AIR FRYER ASIAN SESAME GREEN BEANS — Fresh green beans are tossed in soy sauce, Sriracha and sesame oil, air fried until tender and crispy, and garnished with a sprinkling of sesame seeds. An easy, delicious side for any meal!
There’s almost nothing you can’t make in an air fryer, but veggies are one of my favorite things to air fry, and these Air Fryer Asian Sesame Green Beans have become a side dish staple at our house.
Surprisingly, green beans have always been a veggie all my kids will eat, so I’m always looking for new and exciting ways to serve them.
And it turns out, this simple air fryer recipe is one of my family’s favorite ways to eat them! They turn out perfectly cooked and seasoned every time.
I love cooking vegetables in the air fryer for so many reasons. First, I can always get that crunchy char that I love. And I can do it in less than half the time it takes to roast vegetables in the oven.
Plus, I don’t have to use a lot of butter or oil, which makes air frying one of the healthiest ways to serve veggies–and plenty of other dishes too.
Like most recipes, this one is definitely open to adaptations. Feel free to use more or less Sriracha if you want to adjust the heat level.
And if you have a few extra minutes, toasting the sesame seeds adds a whole new level of nutty flavor to this dish. Feel free to add other spices and seasonings as well.
These green beans literally go with almost anything–chicken, fish, pork, beef, pasta–the possibilities are endless. No need to serve them with only Asian inspired meals. The subtle flavors pair well with almost anything.
The same recipe also works well with broccoli and other veggies, so don’t limit yourself to just green beans.
If you’re looking for a new way to change up your regular old vegetable offerings, you’ve got to give these Air Fryer Asian Sesame Green Beans a try!
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Tips for Choosing and Storing Green Beans
Appearance: Look for brightly colored beans that snap easily when bent. The skin should be smooth and tight. Avoid beans that have visible seeds and blemishes.
Size: When it comes to green beans, bigger isn’t necessarily better.” When beans too large or excessively thick, they can get get tough or stringy. You’ll also lose that sharp, fresh green bean flavor.
Storing: Keep unwashed green beans in a reusable container or plastic bag in the refrigerator crisper. Whole beans stored this way should keep for about seven days.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Air Fryer Asian Sesame Green Beans
- Green beans
- Soy sauce
- Sriracha sauce
- Sesame oil
- Sesame seeds
- Salt and pepper
- 12 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
- 4 teaspoons sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- 1-2 teaspoons sesame seeds
- Preheat the air fryer to 375 degrees. In a large bowl, toss the green beans with 1 teaspoon of the sesame oil.
- Working in batches, if necessary, cook the beans in a single layer in the air fryer basket, tossing once halfway through cooking.
- While the beans are cooking, whisk together the remaining sesame oil, soy sauce, and Sriracha sauce.
- Transfer the cooked beans to a serving bowl. Toss with the sauce and season with salt and pepper, to taste. Sprinkle with sesame seeds before serving.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 78Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 333mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 3gSugar: 3gProtein: 2g
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