Green Beans with Miso and Almonds

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  • Number of Servings: 4
12 ounces green beans, trimmed and washed* (about 3 cups)1 tablespoon chopped toasted almonds1 tablespoon olive oil2 tablespoons shallot, chopped fine2 cloves garlic, sliced thin1 tablespoon miso paste1/4 teaspoon black pepper*You can use frozen in this recipe if you prefer.
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)

Servings Per Recipe: 4
Nutritional Info 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

Member Reviews
    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
    as I understand it...yes, Miso should not be cooked. Add it at the end - 11/13/12
    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
    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
  • RUTHEY01
    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
    Didn't think if miso as a replacement for butter. Great result - 12/4/12
    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
    Delicious - 12/12/18
    Looks good...thanks... - 11/29/18
    Will try. - 11/29/18
    Delicious - 11/18/18
    Delicious! - 11/14/18
  • LOSER05
    yum. - 10/12/18
  • MBPP50
    Yum - 10/12/18
    These were fantastic - 10/12/18
    Yum!!! - 10/8/18
    Thanks for sharing - 10/8/18
  • GEORGE815
    Nice recipe - 9/6/18
    This is one of my husbands favoirte - 6/28/18
    Easy and good - 6/27/18
    I love these. DH is not fond of green beans and neither am I. But this just gave me a way to eat them that is very tasty. Thanks. - 6/24/18
    A great way to serve green beans! - 6/24/18
    Delicious. Never used miso before. - 6/10/18
    Thanks - 2/16/18
    Good - 11/28/17