Soy-dressed green beans


  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • ½ teaspoon grated fresh ginger
  • 2 tablespoons salt–reduced soy sauce
  • ½ teaspoon sugar
  • 500 g (1 lb) green beans, trimmed and halved


  1. Put the garlic, ginger, soy sauce and sugar in a small bowl and stir until the sugar dissolves.
  2. Blanch the green beans in a saucepan of boiling water with a pinch of salt, for 3 minutes, or until tender but still a little crisp.
  3. Drain well, then toss with the soy sauce dressing and serve immediately.

Serves 4
Preparation: 5 minutes
Cooking: 3 minutes


Source: Low Fat No Fat Asian Cooking
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