Ho Ho Ho Green Garlic
All the way back in 2015 I discovered flavorful green garlic and published the original Green Garlic Asian Green Bean Salad recipe. In 2017 I wrote about Cauliflower Rice with Green Garlic and Shallots, and I’ve been using green garlic in recipes ever since.
Green garlic looks a lot like scallions, has the smell and zesty flavor of garlic, but with a milder garlicky taste. Healthy and delicious. In addition to the recipe below, I use it in roasted vegetables which gives them a rich, but not too strong, garlic flavor. You can use it in any salad or side dish that requires crushed garlic.
Why I use green garlic
This may come as a shock, but a lot of people have trouble digesting fresh garlic or foods that contain garlic. The FODMAP diet considers garlic high in FODMAPS and people who eat according to that plan avoid garlic.
Similar to green onions, green garlic is way milder and easier to digest. People with digestive issues (like me) find that green garlic works to give a great garlic flavor to dishes that would normally contain fresh garlic cloves or garlic powder.
I grow it year round
I actually grow garlic chives in my indoor Optimistic Garden Aerogarden year round. If I need fresh garlic I snip some of the chives, chop them up and toss them into my dish. I also cut back my garlic chives, chop them up, let them dry out and store them in an airtight glass container for later use.
Garlic Scallions Regrow!
You can grow your own, and then grow more!. If you find garlic scallions at your local produce store or farmer’s market, you can cut off the top green part and then put the bottom in a cup of water. Place it on your window sill and it will regrow. Change the water periodically and you can snip the tops as you desire. They last a long time.
And now for the recipe
Here’s the recipe you’ve been waiting for. Compared to the original recipe, I reduced the toasted sesame oil and the soy sauce, and replaced the sliced almonds with toasted sesame seeds. Both recipes are flavorful and delicious!Print
Asian Green Beans with Green Garlic are made with fresh, seasonal green beans and #summertime #greengarlic chives. They are packed with flavor are amazing hot or cold.
- 2 pounds fresh green beans, trimmed and blanched
- 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
- 1 tablespoon soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh greed garlic
- 2 tablespoons toasted sesame seeds
Heat the toasted sesame oil in a large wok. Add the soy sauce, then the green beans and garlic chives. Toss to coat.
Remove the green beans from the heat and toss in the toasted sesame seeds.
You can serve this immediately or store in an airtight container in the refrigerator. These are delicious hot or cold.
You can add toasted sliced almonds to this dish as well, or substitute them for the toasted sesame seeds.
I use LaChoy brand soy sauce because it’s flavorful and gluten free.
Make sure to use toasted sesame oil. The toasted variety packs a huge flavor punch and you only need to use a small amount to get big benefits.
If you don’t have garlic chives, you can use one fresh garlic clove. Sauté it in the toasted sesame oil before adding the rest of the ingredients.
If you don’t have garlic chives and can’t eat fresh garlic, you can add one tablespoon of garlic oil to the recipe. Do not adjust the amount of toasted sesame oil.
- Serving Size:
- Calories: 88
- Sugar: 5.1 g
- Sodium: 81.9 mg
- Fat: 4.1 g
- Carbohydrates: 12.1 g
- Protein: 3.6 g
- Cholesterol: 0 mg
Keywords: Green Beans, Green Garlic, Garlic Chives, Asian Green Beans, Gluten Free, Plant Based, Dairy Free
More Green Garlic Recipes
- Cauliflower Rice with Green Garlic and Shallots
- Green Garlic Asian Green Bean Salad
- Green Garlic Spinach Penne
- Garden Fresh Confetti Quinoa
What recipes do you make with green garlic? I’d love to hear from you!
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