Roasted Wax Beans with Peanuts and Cilantro

Prep Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
20 mins

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.


  • 1 pound wax beans, trimmed

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • Coarse salt and ground pepper

  • 2 teaspoons soy sauce

  • ¼ teaspoon finely grated peeled fresh ginger

  • ¾ teaspoon fresh lemon juice

  • ½ teaspoon light-brown sugar

  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts

  • ¼ 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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