Green beans with sesame seeds in bowl
The Only Upgrade You Need For Umami-Packed Green Beans
When it comes to green beans, one of many easy umami upgrades lies in the condiments, or more specifically, a combination of soy sauce and hoisin sauce.
Hoisin sauce is rich, tangy, and sweet while soy sauce emphasizes the salty and savory side. They come together to offer a diverse yet balanced depth of flavors.
Mix these two ingredients along with minced garlic, sesame oil, and rice vinegar to make a sauce. Sprinkle in pepper flakes for spice, or add brown sugar or honey for sweetness.
This intricate mix beautifully enhances the green beans' natural earthy taste while also layering them with complexity and giving them a luscious, glossy exterior.