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miso butter green beans

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My Mom left a day and a half ago and I’m still in mourning.

We had such a good time – it was filled with cousins, touring LA (movies, Venice beach, Hollywood Blvd), and many, many amazing meals.

After an amazing last breakfast (bld) and a trip to the airport, I came home utterly bummed and super sad. I ate a brownie for lunch. I sulked around. And then I pulled myself together and made these green beans. Even though I’ve been in a bit of a cooking slump lately, spending some time in the kitchen is always something I enjoy and usually makes me feel better. (If the recipe turns out well, I enjoy it even more!)

These green beans are simply delicious. I had torn out a recipe from Bon Appetit for Green Beans with Miso Butter, but the ingredient list was long and the process a bit tedious for me. I skipped most of the ingredients and process, leaving only my favorite parts. The miso adds wonderful savory flavor to standard green beans and comes together in minutes!

Eat them on a depressing afternoon, a sunny, fun afternoon or alongside some grilled fish, chicken or tofu with a side of brown rice.

Miso Butter Green Beans

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 10 min


Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 12 oz green beans (I use hericot verts)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp miso
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired


Steam green beans for about 2 minutes.

Heat pan over medium-high heat.

Add butter, miso and garlic to pan, stirring to break up miso.

Add green beans and saute for about 3-4 minutes.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

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  1. ea-the spicy rd

    So good to read your shortened version of this recipe. I bookmarked this yesterday when I was reading Bon Apetit. I love how easy this is a your pictures look so pretty! Sounds like a a fun weekend too πŸ™‚

  2. mary beth

    At least you followed up your brownie with something healthy! Once I go to sweets it’s hard for me to get away from them.

  3. Lori

    Sounds like you had a fun visit. So sorry it had to end! These green beans sound great. I definitely need to experiment with miso more!