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.
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.