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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 78.1
  • Total Fat: 4.4 g
  • Cholesterol: 0.0 mg
  • Sodium: 176.0 mg
  • Total Carbs: 8.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4 g
  • Protein: 2.6 g

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Green Beans with Miso and Almonds

Submitted by: CHEF_MEG
Green Beans with Miso and Almonds

Introduction

Dress up your green beans. Miso is a perfect replacement for butter in most sauteed dishes and offers a nice earthy, salty note to the beans.

Dress up your green beans. Miso is a perfect replacement for butter in most sauteed dishes and offers a nice earthy, salty note to the beans.


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    12 ounces green beans, trimmed and washed* (about 3 cups)
    1 tablespoon chopped toasted almonds
    1 tablespoon olive oil
    2 tablespoons shallot, chopped fine
    2 cloves garlic, sliced thin
    1 tablespoon miso paste
    1/4 teaspoon black pepper

    *You can use frozen in this recipe if you prefer.

Directions

If using frozen green beans, cook according to the package directions.
If using fresh, steam in the microwave until crisp tender, or boil them in a medium saucepan for two to three minutes, then drain and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking.

Place a large skillet over medium heat, add the oil, and then the shallots and garlic.

Cook, stirring constantly, for one minute. Add the miso to the pan and cook another minute as you continue to stir.

Stir in 1/2 cup water, then add the green beans.

Cook for 2 minutes, remove from pan and sprinkle on the almonds. Serve warm.


Serving Size: Makes 4 servings (3/4 cups each)






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  • Incredible!
    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
    This was excellent. We think maybe the kids would like it better without the black pepper and garlic, but the miso is a GREAT substitute for butter or other fatty sauces. (I used frozen green beans, white miso and reular yellow onion.) The almonds add a wonderful taste and texture. - 11/16/12

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  • 3 of 4 people found this review helpful
    Hmmm...I thought miso should not be cooked because cooking destroys the enzymes. I thought the miso should be stirred in when the food is done cooking and about to be served. Am I wrong? - 11/13/12

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  • Good
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Laurance, you are correct. If you heat the miso too high (i.e. "cook" it) you will destroy its healing benefits. It's a fermented food. - 12/4/12

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Thank you for a fat-free vegan alternative to my sister's green bean casserole. I use a low sodium "white" miso in my recipes that call for miso paste. It has a more mild flavor. - 11/13/12

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  • 2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    as I understand it...yes, Miso should not be cooked. Add it at the end - 11/13/12

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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Didn't think if miso as a replacement for butter. Great result - 12/4/12

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  • 1 of 2 people found this review helpful
    I make our French-style green beans with roasted almond slices - adding nothing else - and always get compliments on the dish & often am asked for the recipe. Folks seem surprised to learn that there are just two ingredients to the dish.

    God bless! Enjoy your Thanksgiving Day! - 11/13/12

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  • excellent and easy to prepare - 9/17/13

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  • Tasty. - 3/26/13

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  • Excellent! Would have it again. - 2/26/13

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  • Where in the grocery store do you find Miso? - 2/5/13

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  • Really good! I quick blanched my beans, used yellow miso, and onion's instead of shallots. I cooked the beans longer than 2 minutes, until they were soft and the sauce was thick, and I added a bit of soy sauce. Perfect. - 1/30/13

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  • I really liked this! I added a second tablespoon of miso paste, though. My husband had to add hot sauce but said he would eat it again. I'll definitely be eating it again! - 12/13/12

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  • Yummy vegetables, Leslie! - 12/4/12

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  • I used a bit of kosher salt and finely diced garlic! Yummy... didn't have a clue about miso. - 11/14/12

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  • This was excellent. Even my picky eaters loved it. - 11/13/12

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