How to make Thai-Style Tigernut Green Beans Side Dish (Easy Recipe)

How to make Thai-Style Tigernut Green Beans Side Dish (Easy Recipe)


The perfect summer side dish has arrived: Thai-style green beans with crunchy toasted chopped tigernuts. Crisp and tender green beans, a savory sauce, and tons of garlicky goodness await in every bite, offering a flavor explosion in exchange for very little effort. 

This recipe comes together in less than 20 minutes – only ten of which are spent in active cooking. *Where recipes usually call for peanut butter, we use allergy-friendly tigernut spread instead, adding an allergy-friendly twist with simple, organic ingredients, no added sugar, and a similar nutty taste.


  • 1 pound fresh French green beans
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small head of garlic
  • 2 tablespoons soy sauce or coconut aminos
  • 2 tablespoons Natureul Tigernut Butter in Original Flavor
  • 1 inch fresh ginger, peeled and minced
  • ¼ cup roasted tigernuts, roughly chopped
  • Optional: ½ - 1 teaspoon red chili flakes


  1. Wash and trim the end of the green beans. Peel, crush, and roughly chop the garlic into medium-sized chunks.
  2. Add the green beans, garlic, and oil to a bowl. Toss to coat.
  3. Warm up a skillet over medium heat. Add the chopped tigernuts and toast for 2 minutes, then remove from the pan and set aside.
  4. Reduce the heat to medium-low and add the green bean mixture.
  5. Allow the green beans and garlic to cook until fragrant, approximately 5-7 minutes, tossing with tongs or stirring with a wooden spoon periodically to prevent burning.
  6. Add the ginger, tigernut butter, soy sauce, and optional chili flakes.
  7. Allow the mixture to cook for 2-3 more minutes, tossing occasionally to coat the green beans in the sauce.
  8. Just before removing the green beans from the skillet, add the chopped toasted tigernuts and toss to distribute evenly.
  9. Serve as a side with your favorite Thai entree!

Tips For Making Thai-Style Tigernut Green Beans

Buy pre-cut green beans. If you’re looking for a shortcut, the best one you can make is to buy pre-cut green beans. This will save you tons of time on hand-trimming both ends of every single green bean and allow you to get straight to cooking much faster! 

If you need a substitute for the crushed and chopped garlic, you can use a diced shallot or jarred minced garlic instead, whether you’re short on time or low on pantry ingredients. 

Don’t use canned or pickled green beans. It may be tempting to grab a convenient can from your stores to use in this recipe, but the crispness of fresh green beans is what makes the tigernut green beans stand out.

How to Store Thai-Style Tigernut Green Beans

You can store these Thai-style tigernut green beans in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to five days. If you need to store them longer, transfer them to a Ziploc or other freezer-safe container and freeze for up to 3 months. Thaw them in the fridge overnight and reheat on the stovetop for best results.