1. Over medium heat, preheat a frying pan and add the oil. Once the oil heats up, add the green beans, wax beans, and carrots. Season with salt and sauté for about five minutes.
2. Add the garlic, soy sauce, apricot jam or honey, black pepper, and, if desired, ginger. Toss until everything is well coated. Sauté for about 15 minutes, stirring every two minutes, or until the carrots are tender enough to easily pierce with a fork.
3. Serve warm or at room temperature.