Jeff and I both really enjoy Asian cuisine, and we like to mix our Asian flavors up a bit at home. But Thai remains a favorite for both of us. Part of what I like so much about Thai food is the incorporation of peanut sauce — usually a no no when I’m following Weight Watchers. So I was thrilled to discover this Taste of Home recipe for green beans smothered in a healthy peanut sauce.
We have made this dish at least 3 or 4 times now, and at 5 PointsPlus per serving, it pairs really well with any lean meat grilled or sauteed in an Asian-type marinade (like our Thai Mint Beef in the photo above).
- 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
- 1 tablespoon hoisin sauce
- 1 tablespoon creamy peanut butter
- ⅛ teaspoon crushed red pepper flakes
- 1 tablespoon chopped shallot
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh gingerroot
- 1 tablespoon canola oil
- ½ pound fresh green beans, trimmed
- Minced fresh cilantro and chopped dry roasted peanuts, optional
- In a small bowl, combine the soy sauce, hoisin sauce, peanut butter
- and red pepper flakes; set aside.
- In a small skillet, saute shallot and ginger in oil over medium heat
- for 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add green beans; cook and stir
- for 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Add reserved sauce; toss to
- coat. Sprinkle with cilantro and peanuts if desired.