Sesame-Ginger Marinated Vegetables

Crisp vegetables get Asian flair in this easy marinated vegetable recipe. We use green beans, carrots and broccoli, but feel free to use 4 cups of whatever vegetables you have on hand. Serve as an appetizer or on top of your next bowl of ramen.

Cook Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
2 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 15 mins
3 cups


  • 1 ⅓ cups trimmed green bean pieces (1- to 2-inches)

  • 1 ⅓ cups sliced carrots

  • 1 ⅓ cups small broccoli florets

  • ¼ cup toasted sesame oil

  • 3 tablespoons rice vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium tamari or soy sauce

  • 1 scallion, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh ginger


  1. Cook green beans, carrots and broccoli in a small pot of boiling water until crisp-tender, 30 seconds to 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a bowl of ice water to cool. Drain, pat dry and transfer to a medium bowl.

  2. Whisk oil, vinegar, tamari (or soy sauce), scallion and ginger together in a small saucepan and heat until steaming. Pour the marinade over the vegetables, stirring to coat.

  3. Cover and refrigerate, stirring occasionally, for at least 2 hours and up to 5 days. (The green beans and broccoli will start to discolor after several hours of marinating, but will still taste yummy.)


To make ahead: Marinate vegetables for up to 5 days.

People with celiac disease or gluten-sensitivity should use soy sauces that are labeled "gluten-free," as soy sauce may contain wheat or other gluten-containing sweeteners and flavors.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

58 Calories
4g Fat
5g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Serving Size 1/2 cup
Calories 58
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 186g 664%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 1g 2%
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 3%
Vitamin A 5084IU 102%
Vitamin C 18mg 20%
Folate 22mcg 6%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Calcium 24mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Magnesium 12mg 3%
Potassium 161mg 3%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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