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Roasted Wax Beans with Peanuts and Cilantro


Wax beans become tender and succulent when roasted in the oven. This side dish combines them with crunchy peanuts, peppery cilantro, and a flavorful Asian dressing.

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  • Servings: 4

Source: Everyday Food, July/August 2010


  • 1 pound wax beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • Coarse salt and ground pepper
  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger
  • 3/4 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon light-brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsalted peanuts
  • 1/4 cup fresh cilantro leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 450 degrees. On a rimmed baking sheet, toss wax beans with oil and season with salt and pepper. Roast until browned in spots and tender, about 15 minutes, tossing halfway through. In a medium bowl, combine soy sauce, ginger, lemon juice, and sugar. Add roasted beans, peanuts, and cilantro and toss to combine.

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