Green Bean Stir Fry with Edamame

green bean stir fry

As a child green beans were very low on my list of “acceptable” green vegetables.  As an adult, I can’t get enough of them, especially the thin, tender hericot verts fresh from the summer garden. Edamame on the other hand is completely new to me.  I have had it as a hummus and simply as a fresh snack, but have not tried it cooked.  I was thrilled to find this recipe from an anti-inflammatory expert here in the Northwest that uses both green beans and edamame in a simple and tasty stir-fry.  This is my version of Kathy Abascal’s recipe, omitting chestnuts(not my favorite) and cilantro. I substituted lime juice for the lemon juice and added basil, mostly because that is what I had on hand!  Feel free to adapt it to your tastes.

Green Bean Stir Fry with Edamame

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

Serving Size: 1/4 total recipe


¼ cup of olive oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
2 tablespoons Cashews, chopped (Or your favorite nuts)
3 cups of hericot verts (or other thin green beans, fresh or frozen), trimmed and cut into pieces
1 cup shelled edamame (can use frozen)
1 tablespoon of basil, dill and parsley, finely chopped
Juice of 1 lime (can add zest for more flavor)

Step by Step

  1. Saute the onion over medium heat until just softened.
  2. Reduce the heat and add garlic. Saute garlic for 1 minute.
  3. Add the nuts and saute for 2 minutes.
  4. Increase the heat to medium-high and add the green beans and edamame.
  5. Saute the vegetables for 2-3 minutes or until heated through.
  6. Add the herbs and lime juice.
  7. Stir for 1 minute and then remove from the heat.
  8. Serve it warm as a side dish with fish or chicken or as a vegetarian entrée. It is a great dish to practice using your chopsticks!


WWPP 4; Calories 226; Total Fat 16.7g; Saturated Fat 2.4g; Trans Fat 0.0g; Cholesterol 0mg; Sodium 6mg; Potassium 384mg; Total Carbohydrates 15.5g; Dietary Fiber 4.9g; Sugars 3.6g; Protein 6.5g

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