Copycat P.F. Chang’s Spicy Green Beans (vegan)

These Copycat P.F. Chang’s Spicy Green Beans are the ultimate green bean recipe to make. Plus they only take 10 minutes to whip up and they’re gluten-free, vegan and a healthier version of the original.

  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins

Yield: Serves 4


  • 2 tablespoons¬†sesame oil
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1214 ounces green beans (I used fresh), washed and trim edges
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons coconut aminos
  • 1 tablespoon rice wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon tapioca flour or arrowroot flour
  • 1/3 cup cashews, chopped


  1. Warm a large skillet with oil for 30 seconds then add in the garlic and red pepper flakes and mix together
  2. Cook over medium heat for a minute or so then add in the green beans and cook for about 5 minutes (add the water as needed here)
  3. While the green beans cook, mix together coconut aminos, vinegar, flour together
  4. Add in the cashews to the skillet and cook with the green beans for a minute then pour the sauce on top and cook on low heat, stirring constantly to mix everything together and serve!


*Store leftovers in fridge for 5 days. I reheat in microwave or stovetop but I love them cold.

  • Author: Rachel