Saucy Stovetop Thai Green Beans

Thai Green Beans made on the stovetop with a delicious easy peanut sauce. These will be your new favorite way to eat green beans!

Prep Time
5 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
20 mins

Look we all need to get our veggies in. It’s important for the bones, ya’ll.

I used to be really good about eating veggies at every meal but sometimes eggs and avocado toast call my name and then I eat chocolate for dessert and call it a day.

I’m only human.

Thai Green Beans on a silver platter

I’m trying to be better though. Resident veggie lover Abra (AK’s brand manager) has a crazy love for spinach and has encouraged me to always keep a bag in the fridge at all times. Usually you can find me stuffing spinach into Tony’s morning smoothie when he’s not looking. It’s a win-win situation. He gets veggies in, I get the satisfaction of knowing I tricked him. Hehe.

Today I want to introduce you to a new fabulous way to cook your GREEN BEANS.

When I was a kid, I’d eat green beans straight from the can. You know the french style ones? Yeah it was weird but then again so were the 90s. Trippy with my can of beans.

Thai Green Beans on a plate

These days I love fresh green beans getting all sauced up in some thai peanut goodness. They’re super simple to make and taste like a combination between peanut sauce and your favorite stir fry. Serve ’em with chicken, ground turkey burgers or just eat them for a snack.

You’re gonna love my super saucy beans. ENJOY! LIKE I SAID…


If you make this recipe, be sure to tag #ambitiouskitchen on Instagram or leave a comment below and rate this recipe. xo!

More healthy side dishes to try:

Maple Glazed Carrots with Goat Cheese & Pistachios

Spicy Maple Dijon Grilled Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Rainbow Veggies with Chipotle Honey Yogurt Dressing

Chopped Thai Kale Salad with Peanut Ginger Dressing

Saucy Stovetop Thai Green Beans

4.5 from 4 votes
Course Gluten Free, Vegetarian
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Serves 2
Thai Green Beans made on the stovetop with a delicious easy peanut sauce. These will be your new favorite way to eat green beans!


  • For the green beans:
  • 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
  • 1 pound green beans, rinsed and ends trimmed
  • For the sauce:
  • 1 tablespoon reduced sodium soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 1/2 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
  • 1 teaspoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1/4 cup water
  • Salt, to taste
  • To garnish: Green onion, sesame seeds and a tablespoon or two of cashews/roasted peanuts


  1. Place a large skillet over medium heat. Add in 1/2 tablespoon sesame oil and garlic, saute for 30 seconds or until garlic is fragrant. Immediately add in green beans; stir frequently until beans are slightly golden brown, about 5-8 minutes.
  2. While the beans are cooking, make the sauce: In a medium bowl, add soy sauce, sesame oil, peanut butter, ginger, vinegar, red pepper flakes and water. Stir to combine.
  3. One green beans are cooked and slightly golden and al dente, reduce heat to low and pour sauce over the beans. Stir to coat the beans, then cover and simmer for a few minutes to allow the beans to continue cooking.
  4. Taste and add salt, if necessary. Garnish with sliced green onion, sesame seeds and a tablespoon or two of cashews.


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