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Day 4 of 15 days to Thanksgiving!

Better Than Green Beans - Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus

Sharing with you  ready in 10-minutes, easy, vegan, gluten-free, and zesty side of sauteed greens for your next family dinner.

Everyone expect a side of blanched/stir-fried/baked green beans on holiday dinner table..... But, you can bring some pizzazz to dinner with surprise of stir-fried asparagus instead of omni-expected green beans this year! Kimchi, soy, and garlic, even though all these ingredient speak Asian stir-fry lunch, this side has finesse to accompany any grand family-style dinner. 

Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus, vegan gluten-free zesty dinner side

Let me sum-up this quick holiday side for you again:

1) Ready in just 10 minutes.
2) Vegan, gluten-free, and full of zesty flavor, garlic, kimchi, chili flakes... M'm M'm Good!!
3) Great break from green beans!
4) Healthy, great source of dietary fiber, folate and Vitamins. Trust me, you need this with comforting calorie-rich holiday food.

Even if you planning to have a lite dinner this thanksgiving, this Asparagus will be ready in 10 minutes and taste great with any kind of roasted or grilled meat.

Keeping all these holiday posts simple, saying less and sharing more. I decided to take yesterday off.... so.... couldn't share day three of the event post with you all. I am hoping to make up for the missed day this coming week. 

I hope you are enjoying the ongoing Thanksgiving Recipe Feast.

Until next recipe, happy cooking!

Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus, zesty dinner side for your next family-dinner.

Better Than Green Beans - Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus

Better Than Green Beans - Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus
Total Time Prep Time Cook Time Cuisine American Category Difficulty Easy Yields 4 Servings (Serves: 4)


  • 1/2 Cup Kimchi (small chopped,** Read Notes)
  • 1 lbs Asparagus
  • 1 tbsp Garlic (about 2-3 cloves, very small minced)
  • 2 tbsp Soy Sauce (I have used gluten free Tamari (Soy) Sauce)
  • 1/2 tsp Red Pepper Flakes
  • Salt and Black Pepper (as per taste)
  • 1 tbsp Olive Oil


  • Step for Recipe - Better Than Green Beans - Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus
    1. Wash and drain the asparagus on a paper towel. Trim the bottom 1-2 inch, hard stem of the asparagus. Chop garlic and set aside. Mix chopped kimchi, soy sauce and 1 tbsp water in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Step for Recipe - Better Than Green Beans - Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus
    2. In a wide pan, heat oil, add chopped garlic, and half of the red pepper flakes, Let garlic perfume the oil for 30 seconds. Throw in asparagus and stir fry constantly until asparagus are 60% cooked, about 2-3 minutes. Then, add kimchi-soy mix and stir fry on high heat for another 1-2 minutes. Asparagus should be still green and crunchy, not wilted or yellow.
    Additional Notes
    Asparagus don't need more than 3-4 minutes to cook, longer cooking will make asparagus mushy, wilted and yellow. For best results, after 3 minutes remove one asparagus stem and test for done-ness.
  • Step for Recipe - Better Than Green Beans - Vegan Kimchi Garlic Asparagus
    3. Taste and adjust salt and black pepper if need. Transfer to serving platter. Spoon kimchi sauce in the pan over asparagus. Sprinkle remaining red pepper flakes (as per taste) and serve immediately.
Savita's Notes:

*Make sure to buy Vegan Kimch found in most grocery store near Tofu. Always read label.

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2 comment(s)

  1. thanks @carla
  2. This garlic asparagus recipe looks great! I love cooking stuff like this. I always try to find new recipes on forums and I got great ones emailed to me and I loved it!