Vegan Green Beans with Spicy Peanut Sauce

hi everyone! happy friday! since it is indeed the holiday season, i thought it was about time that i present a delicious side dish option to you. side dishes have been super highly requested and my Vegan Green Beans with Spicy Peanut Sauce dish is a total dream on a plate. the flavors are out of the world and the dish is so easy to make.

green beans are very plain on their own as you likely know, but wow, you can dress them up.

they’re perfect when it comes to absorbing any flavors you give them and trust me, these babies soak up all of the garlicky goodness.

they’re a tiny bit spicy thanks to sriracha (depending how much you use), but you always have the option of eliminating it if you don’t want to add that.

you’re going to need some peanut butter too because it’s going to make this dish the show stopper of the table spread.

everyone will come back for seconds and ask for this recipe. you can say you got it from a vegan cat lady’s blog hahah.

tamari and garlic are two other delicious key ingredients for the sauce. if you don’t have tamari, you could sub liquid aminos or even soy sauce.

by the way, when it comes to the cooking process of the green beans, first and foremost, we’re going to steam them!

not for long, just to tenderize them a bit! the steaming really helps the cooking process when we sauté the green beans in olive oil with onions and garlic.

last but not least, we will add the sauce, make sure everything is warmed through and boom, the best dish dish you ever did taste

to make the presentation beautiful and holiday spread worthy, just serve the green beans in a beautiful bowl and add some garnishments.

I went with slivered almonds and furikake seasoning, which i LOVE and buy at Whole Foods. i also added furikake seasoning to the sauce.

also, if there any any other veggies you want to add, you totally can! i would say asparagus or Brussels sprouts that are shredded would be awesome additions.

you want to pick something that cooks the same amount of time as the green beans.

if you love my Vegan Green Beans with Spicy Peanut Sauce, then try these other sides from my blog!

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Spicy Barbecue Breakfast Sweet Potatoes

Vegan Garlic Ranch Smashed Potatoes

Vegan and Gluten-free Buffalo Cauliflower Wings

Mashed Root Vegetables

Vegan Tzatziki Smashed Potatoes

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Vegan Green Beans with Spicy Peanut Sauce

Recipe by MaryCourse: Lunch & Dinner, Side DishesDifficulty: Easy


Cooking time




  • green beans
  • 24 ounces haricot verts green beans

  • 3/4 cup chopped onions

  • 1 tbsp minced garlic

  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 cup vegetable broth

  • sauce
  • 1/3 cup runny peanut butter

  • 1/3 cup water

  • 1 tbsp tamari

  • 1 tbsp (or less) sriracha

  • 1 tsp minced garlic

  • 1 tsp umami seasoning

  • 1/2 tbsp furikake seasoning

  • sea salt and pepper to taste


  • steam the green beans in about 1 inch of water for 4-5 minutes and then drain.
  • add the olive oil to a large pan and sauté the onions and garlic on medium heat for 4 minutes. stir often to prevent burning.
  • then, add the green beans and 1 cup vegetable broth. cook for about 12 minutes until almost of the liquid is absorbed and the beans are very tender.
  • whisk the sauce ingredients together, pour over the green beans and mix well.
  • garnish with almonds and more furikake seasoning if you would like and enjoy!
  • store in the fridge in an airtight container.

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