Ginger is a pungent root that adds warmth and spice to dishes, while acting as an anti-inflammatory agent. Because it functions as a natural aspirin alternative, a small dose of fresh ginger can offer relief from arthritis pain, headaches, migraines, and sore muscles.
Here, ginger is paired with sesame seeds to make an Asian-inspired breadcrumb coating for green beans. The coating would also work with asparagus, zucchini, or any number of vegetables, so feel free to get creative with it! The method for making these beans is incredibly simple; dip, dip, dip, and bake. This is a great recipe to make with kids too. In less than 20 minutes, you’ll have a snack that the whole family can enjoy!
Baked Ginger and Sesame Crusted Green Beans (4-6 servings)
- Olive oil OR non-stick cooking spray
- ½ cup breadcrumbs (Panko style breadcrumbs will give you more crunch, but plain regular breadcrumbs will work too!)
- ¼ cup white sesame seeds
- 1 teaspoon fresh grated ginger
- Pinch of salt and pepper
- 1 pound fresh green beans with ends trimmed
- ½ cup whole wheat flour OR all-purpose flour
- 2 large eggs, lightly beaten
- Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. Lightly coat a baking sheet with olive oil or non-stick cooking spray.
- Combine the breadcrumbs, sesame seeds, and ginger in a large mixing bowl. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and set aside.
- Working in batches, dip the green beans into the flour mixture, then into the egg mixture, letting any excess drip off. Finish by dipping in the breadcrumb mixture, pressing lightly to ensure it sets.
- Place the green beans in a single layer on the baking sheet. Bake for approximately 10 minutes, until the breadcrumbs are golden brown and crispy.
What other pain-friendly ginger recipes do you enjoy?