Green Beans with Miso and Almonds

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  • Number of Servings: 4
Ingredients
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.
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)

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
  • MOVEITMARY
    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
  • MARYJOHANNAH
    as I understand it...yes, Miso should not be cooked. Add it at the end - 11/13/12
  • LAURANCE
    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
  • JANNEBARN
    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
  • SPARKZEBRA
    Didn't think if miso as a replacement for butter. Great result - 12/4/12
  • IMAVISION
    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
  • RO2BENT
    Delicious - 12/12/18
  • SISTERPRETTY
    Looks good...thanks... - 11/29/18
  • RAPUNZEL53
    Will try. - 11/29/18
  • EGGBASKET1
    Delicious - 11/18/18
  • ROSSYFLOSSY
    Delicious! - 11/14/18
  • LOSER05
    yum. - 10/12/18
  • MBPP50
    Yum - 10/12/18
  • BILLTHOMSON
    These were fantastic - 10/12/18
  • BABY_GIRL69
    Yum!!! - 10/8/18
  • ELRIDDICK
    Thanks for sharing - 10/8/18
  • GEORGE815
    Nice recipe - 9/6/18
  • WHITEANGEL4
    This is one of my husbands favoirte - 6/28/18
  • RDCAGAIN10
    Easy and good - 6/27/18
  • REDROBIN47
    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
  • EMGERBER
    A great way to serve green beans! - 6/24/18
  • MIYAMO
    Delicious. Never used miso before. - 6/10/18
  • BARCELONAME
    Thanks - 2/16/18
  • 1RETSGM
    Good - 11/28/17