Roasted Green Beans with Shiitake Mushrooms

  • Yield: 2 servings


4cups green beans, stem ends removed
1 (3-ounce) package fresh shiitake mushrooms, stems removed and discarded, caps sliced 1/2 inch thick
2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
1tablespoon minced ginger root
1tablespoon Asian sesame oil
2teaspoons soy sauce or tamari
1/4teaspoon red chili flakes
1/2pound firm tofu, diced into 1-inch cubes


  1. Preheat oven to 450F.
  2. Bring 1 quart water to a boil over high heat. Boil green beans barely 1 minute. Remove from boiling water and immediately rinse in ice-cold water until beans are chilled.
  3. Drain beans and place in a large nonreactive mixing bowl. Add mushrooms, garlic, ginger, sesame oil, soy sauce and chili flakes. If you are adding tofu do so now.
  4. Spread beans, and tofu, if using, out evenly on a nonreactive baking pan and bake 15 minutes, turning occasionally until beans are lightly browned and tender.

Nutritional Info *per serving

  • Calories 158
  • Fat 7g
  • Cholesterol 0mg
  • Sodium 322mg
  • Carbohydrate 22g
  • Fiber 9g
  • Protein 5g