Green Bean Stir-Fry

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 2 good-sized servings 1x
  • Category: Main Course


A perfect way to showcase fresh summer green beans, this stir-fry is a little sweet and a little spicy. 




  • 4 ounces dried lo mein noodles
  • 1/2 pound green beans
  • 4 to 5 scallions
  • 1/4 pound red peppers (bell or other sweet variety)
  • 4 teaspoons sesame oil (divided)
  • 1 tablespoons sesame seeds
  • Cilantro (for serving)
  • Toasted sesame seeds (for serving)


  • 1/4 cup tamari (or soy sauce)
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon brown rice miso
  • 1 teaspoon sambal oelek
  • 2 teaspoons dark muscovado sugar (or brown sugar)


  1. Cook noodles according to package, set aside.
  2. Trim the ends from the green beans then slice into 1″ pieces. Thinly slice the scallions and pepper(s). Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add 2 teaspoons sesame oil to the pan and swirl around. Add the onions and peppers, cooking for 4 minutes or so then add in the green beans. Continue to cook for a two minutes, cover, and let cook until the green beans are almost tender, 5 to 6 minutes. Uncover, turn up heat slightly and continue to cook until the beans and red peppers are starting to char.
  3. Stir in the sesame seeds, cooking for a minute more. Transfer green bean mixture to a bowl.
  4. Returning back to the pan, heat remaining 2 teaspoons sesame oil. Add the noodles to the pan and cook, stirring occasionally, for 2 to 3 minutes. Whisk the ingredients for the sauce together and pour in to the pan, coating the noodles and cooking for a minute. Add the green bean mixture back in to the pan and toss everything until well combined. If you’re pan isn’t big enough, transfer to a bowl and toss together.


Tips and Tricks: To get the nice char on the green beans, resist the urge to over stir while they are cooking. The long the contact with the pan, the better the char!

Stock up: Get the pantry ingredients you will need: lo mein noodles, green beans, tamari

Nutrition: See the information.


  • Calories: 442
  • Sugar: 13.4
  • Sodium: 2362.1
  • Fat: 14.8
  • Carbohydrates: 63.9
  • Fiber: 8.3
  • Protein: 16.9
  • Cholesterol: 47.6