Wasabi Green Beans

  • Date January 21, 2014
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This post is dedicated to my dad who passed away this week. A good friend of mine gave me some great advice today when I was struggling with what to do in-between funeral planning. She told me to put my energy into a food post for my dad. He was a foodie. I have followed in his footsteps.

After a nice long walk and some reflection, I had to laugh that green beans is what came to my mind. Food was our shared passion. We don't just throw things together. We discuss. We search the internet. We then change our minds. We try new recipes. We succeed. We fail. We shared many good laughs in the process.

That is why green beans came to my mind. We didn't just boil up beans when we cooked. We tried endless recipes. The last green beans he made for me involved cream of mushroom soup and fried onions. It wasn't a winner, but not all recipes are.  Never was there a dull moment when it came to cooking and the effort was put in our recipes, right down to the green beans. So there you have it. This ones for you dad.

Wasabi Green Beans

Less than 50 calories for per serving (assuming you split it 4 ways)


  • Fresh green beans (550 grams) -1/2 a large bag
  • Sesame oil - 1 tbls
  • Wasabi Powder - to taste
  • Soy Sauce - 1/2 tbls
  • Water - 1/2 tbls
  • Black sesame seeds
  • Rock Salt


  • Preheat oven to 425’F
  • Wash the green beans and cut or snap off the end bits. 
  • Mix the oil, soy sauce, water and wasabi powder. Add as much wasabi powder as you want to your spicy level. It does fade a bit after cooking so don’t worry if you think its too spicy
  • Toss the beans or brush the beans with the sauce
  • Sprinkle with sesame seeds and salt
  • Roast in oven for 30 minutes

Serve with anything really. For this meal, I did grilled cabbage and tofu with some fried mushrooms and celery root mash (post coming soon for that one)......

Husband Friendly Version:

Serve your green beans with steak and you can get your husband to eat anything. Some fried mushrooms and celery root mash (post coming soon). Delicious!

Who would think that green beans could be so exciting?

1 comment:

Kim said...

The beans look tasty but I'm so very sorry about your DAD!