Green Beans with Miso and Almonds

Green Beans with Miso and Almonds

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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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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!
    6 of 6 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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  • 5 of 5 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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  • 4 of 5 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
    3 of 3 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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  • 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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  • I would like to try this - 2/23/20

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  • Good
    You can eat a lot more than only 3/4 cup green beans, people! Another old recipe that you need to change up. - 2/1/20

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  • great taste - 12/26/19

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  • Excellent - 12/17/19

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  • tasty - 12/15/19

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  • Good
    Tasty - 11/28/19

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  • Incredible!
    This is great. I would have never thought of using miso! I also added it at the end. - 11/27/19

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  • looks yummy - 9/5/19

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  • Incredible!
    I really enjoyed this dish! So delicious when I served it with baked eggs! - 6/4/19

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  • NICE - 5/31/19

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  • I need to find miso paste - 2/26/19

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  • Great side dish!!! - 1/6/19

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  • Delicious - 12/12/18

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  • Looks good...thanks... - 11/29/18

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  • Will try. - 11/29/18

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious - 11/18/18

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  • Incredible!
    Delicious! - 11/14/18

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  • Incredible!
    yum. - 10/12/18

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  • Yum - 10/12/18

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  • Incredible!
    These were fantastic - 10/12/18

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  • Incredible!
    Yum!!! - 10/8/18

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  • Very Good
    Thanks for sharing - 10/8/18

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  • Nice recipe - 9/6/18

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  • This is one of my husbands favoirte - 6/28/18

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  • Incredible!
    Easy and good - 6/27/18

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  • Incredible!
    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

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  • A great way to serve green beans! - 6/24/18

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  • Delicious. Never used miso before. - 6/10/18

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  • Thanks - 2/16/18

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  • O.K.
    Good - 11/28/17

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  • This looks tasty.. and simple.. - 11/28/17

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  • Very Good
    I am totally surprised at the carbs in this. Not that there's too many, they are counter balanced with fiber. Excellent flavor combo. - 11/14/17

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  • great idea - 11/1/17

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  • Going to try these soon - 10/10/17

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  • Thanks for sharing the information about miso. I was unfamiliar with it. - 10/9/17

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  • Incredible!
    You can do what you have to do,
    and sometimes you can do it
    even better than you think you can.
    - Jimmy Carter
    - 10/9/17

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  • Incredible!
    Can't go wrong with this one. - 10/9/17

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  • Incredible!
    Good recipe - 10/9/17

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  • Looks like a good recipe to try. - 10/9/17

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  • Looks delicious! - 9/12/17

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  • Love miso!
    - 9/12/17

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  • Incredible!
    The green beans with the miso was great instead of using butter. Garlic gave the beans a great flavor since I love using garlic. I used frozen green beans since I did not have fresh ones. Great recipe. - 9/6/17

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  • Incredible!
    This is wonderful. Miso is a super add in ingredient. A favorite version of green beans. No oil-used saute the ingredients in broth. Roasted mushrooms/onions/garlic would be good in it too. Cooked beans longer/like softer. Added miso at end of recipe as to not cook it too long. Great - 7/23/17

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  • will have to check and try miso. thanks! - 3/20/17

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  • healthy choice! - 2/17/17

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  • O.K.
    ok i would leave out the miso paste - 2/8/17

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  • Very Good
    I really liked this recipe. We eat a lot of green beans in our house and this was our first time tasting miso. I'll be making this simple recipe again soon! - 5/31/16

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

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