It's easy to transform simple fresh green beans into the BEST summer side dish or appetizer - toss them with Indonesia's favorite spice mix and grill them!! Grilled green beans is one of my favorite vegetable dishes of the barbecue season - perfect for summer parties and backyard BBQs. Whenever I make these, everyone crowds around the bowl and they disappear quickly!
Here's what I love about this recipe
It's a cinch to make.
Fresh, healthy green beans are transformed into an addictive, sumptuous treat.
I love when vegetables take center stage.
The inspiration for this dish comes from my research into Indonesian cuisine, where Satay - also know as Sate - is perhaps the most famous spice mixture, and where grilling is among the most popular cooking techniques.
Traditional Satay is a dish consisting of skewered and grilled meat or poultry. The spice mix varies from chef to chef, but its signature yellow color comes from ground turmeric root.
HOW TO MAKE SATE SPICE MIX
All you need for this mix is five common spices.
- Brown sugar
- Chili powder
Measure the spices out into a small bowl, stir them together, and you've got a tasty homemade Indonesian sate spice mix.
Indonesian Sate - though designed for beef, pork, fish, lamb, and chicken - is absolutely fantastic on green beans!
While the grill is heating up, toss the beans with vegetable oil and spices, to coat. Grill and enjoy!
HOW TO GRILL GREEN BEANS
Green beans can take up to fifteen minutes to cook through on the grill, depending on how large they are and how many you're making at once.
I've tried putting the beans directly on the grill and I don't recommend it. The beans require some flipping and tossing to brown evenly, and Inevitably you will lose some beans through the grates, no matter how careful you are.
- Use a vegetable grill rack.
- Preheat the grill on high, with the rack in place.
- Carefully add the beans to the pre-heated grill rack
- Close the grill and let the beans cook, undisturbed for 6 minutes
- Open the grill and give the beans a good toss.
- Close and cook for 5 minutes longer.
- Open and toss again, checking for doneness.
- Close the grill and continue to grill for another 5 minutes, or until the beans are done to your liking.
The lemon aioli is easy to throw together. It's a mix of mayo, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and salt. Stir in some fresh herbs, if you like. Creamy and brightly flavored, this is the perfect compliment to the richly spiced grilled green beans.
I adore recipes like this, where healthy vegetables become crave-worthy delicacies. Here are two more of my favorites:
Here's the recipe for Grilled Green Beans with Lemon Aioli Dipping Sauce. If you make this, I hope you'll come back to leave a star rating and a comment. I'd love to know what you think!Print