Stir-Fried Green Beans with Radishes

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Say goodbye to boring, flavorless side dishes!

Stir-Fried Green Beans

We all know how important it is to eat several servings of veggies each day, right? After all, they’re loaded with essential vitamins that our bodies need to be healthy! Healthy vegetable recipes certainly don’t have to be boring and flavorless, though. Our recipe for Stir-Fried Green Beans proves that! It has it all, combining incredible flavors with nutrient-rich ingredients.

You Want Me to Add Radishes to Stir-Fried Green Beans?

Try this healthy and flavorful side dish option!

Not a fan of radishes? You’re certainly not alone, but we strongly encourage you to give them another chance in this Stir-Fried Green Beans with Radishes recipe. Personally, I love radishes in any form. I’ve even been known to slice them up and eat them as a chip substitute since they’re so crunchy and flavorful.

Raw radishes tend to have a peppery bite that some people find off-putting. If that sounds like you, try cooking them instead. Cooked radishes take on a milder, nuttier flavor, and they also lose their spiciness.

No Cooking Oil Required!

This recipe allows you to cut down on fat and calories because it omits the cooking oil!

Because we use a non-stick pan to prepare this recipe, no added oil is needed for cooking. However, we do drizzle the finished dish with toasted sesame oil for several reasons.

First, it adds an interesting dimension and a ton of flavor to the finished dish. Second, it allows you to limit the amount of fat in the recipe because a little goes a long way, so less is needed. Finally, toasted sesame oil complements the nutty flavor of the cooked radishes.

It’s worth noting that you should only use toasted sesame oil for finishing a dish, for salad dressings, or uncooked sauces. Toasted sesame oil has a lower smoke point (the point at which oil burns) than regular sesame oil or a blend, so you should never use it for cooking.

The Perfect Pairing

Pair this delicious veggie side dish with any cut of lean meat or chicken!

Now that you have the basics, it’s time to give these Stir-Fried Green Beans a try. You can serve them as a side dish to several different entrees, including chicken, turkey, fish, and more! Consider any of these delicious recipes:

4 from 2 votes

Stir-Fried Green Beans with Radishes

A classic and healthy side dish that is full of flavor, but less than 100 calories per serving!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Yield 4 people
Serving Size 4 ounces
Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, Asian


  • 1 pound red radishes stems and root ends removed, quartered
  • 1/2 onion small, sliced thin
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos, low-sodium
  • 1 pound green beans trimmed
  • 2 teaspoons sesame oil toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted
  • 1 teaspoon red chili flakes optional


  • Preheat non-stick skillet or wok over medium-high heat.
  • Add radishes, onions, and soy sauce.
  • Stir fry for 5-6 minutes, until the radishes start to brown slightly and become tender.
  • Add green beans and cook an additional 3-4 minutes, until tender-crisp.
  • Remove from heat, add sesame oil, sesame seeds, and red chili flakes, if using.


This recipe is perfect for sugar snap peas, too! All you have to do is swap out the green beans!

Nutrition Information

Serving: 4ounces | Calories: 92kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 326mg | Potassium: 550mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 931IU | Vitamin C: 31mg | Calcium: 90mg | Iron: 2mg |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 3
Keywords Quick and Easy, Vegetarian

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Are you now a fan of radishes after trying this recipe? If so, try these Roasted, Spiced Radishes!

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Chef Sallie

Chef Sallie is a personal chef, recipe developer, and culinary instructor. She specializes in providing healthy meals for athletes, designed to prevent injury, promote healing and provide fuel for peak athletic performance. Her recipes are designed to use seasonal, whole ingredients. Her in-home cooking classes show her clients which ingredients can be used to help treat specific health issues and improve their quality of life. She is dedicated to the idea that delicious, healthy meals can be easily prepared and accessible regardless of budget.

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