Garlic and Miso Green Beans

Garlic and Miso Green Beans (click through for recipe)This is one of those dishes that if I ordered it as an appetizer at a restaurant I’d immediately wish I could just get another order and call it my meal too. It’s just that good. This is a highly addictive dish, but luckily, it’s pretty good for you, so you can totally feel fine about cleaning your plate.

Garlic and Miso Green Beans (click through for recipe) This would make a really wonderful side dish, but I also think that adding this over (brown) fried rice would be a great meal option as well. You can decided how you’d like to serve it up; just be sure to try this one.

Green beansGarlic and Miso Green Beans, serves 2-4 depending how greedy of a serving you want. 🙂

12 ounces fresh green beans
5 garlic cloves (or more if you really love garlic)
3 teaspoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon miso paste
2-3 tablespoons olive oil
2 teaspoons sesame seeds (optional)

Rinse and remove any stems from the green beans. You don’t have to remove the tips, just the stems.

How to blanch green beansHeat enough water to fully submerge the beans in a large pot over high heat. Once the water begins to boil, add the beans and cook for 3-5 minutes until they are bright green. Drain the beans from the water.

Chopped garlicIn a glass or small bowl, stir together the soy sauce and miso paste.

In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil over medium/high heat. Cook the beans for about 3 minutes, until some of them begin to blister. Add the garlic, and cook another 2 minutes. Pour the soy and miso mixture over all the beans, and cook for an additional minute.

Best green bean recipe!Pretty quick cooking time, huh? You can cook these a bit longer depending on what type of texture you prefer. These are pretty cooked through, but still taste fresh. I’m not a major fan of mushy green beans, so this is how I prefer it, but you do your thing.

Garlic and Miso Green Beans (click through for recipe) Remove to a plate and top with sesame seeds, if using. Serve warm. Also, if you are not a big green bean fan, don’t worry. You can totally use this recipe with brussels sprouts; I checked. 🙂 Just cut your brussels in half, skip the blanching step (cooking in hot water), and cook the brussels alone (before adding garlic or sauce) for an additional few minutes so they have more time to cook through. Both are totally yum, just saying. Enjoy! xo. Emma

Love miso? Try my Kale, Miso, and Soft Egg salad!

Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions

Garlic and Miso Green Beans

Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 12 ounces fresh green beans
  • 5 garlic cloves or more if you really love garlic
  • 3 teaspoons soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon miso paste
  • 2-3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 teaspoons sesame seeds optional

Instructions

  1. Rinse and remove any stems from the green beans. You don't have to remove the tips, just the stems.
  2. Heat enough water to fully submerge the beans in a large pot over high heat. Once the water begins to boil, add the beans and cook for 3-5 minutes until they are bright green. Drain the beans from the water.
  3. In a glass or small bowl, stir together the soy sauce and miso paste.
  4. In a large skillet or wok, heat the oil over medium/high heat. Cook the beans for about 3 minutes, until some of them begin to blister. Add the garlic, and cook another 2 minutes. Pour the soy and miso mixture over all the beans, and cook for an additional minute.
  5. Pretty quick cooking time, huh? You can cook these a bit longer depending on what type of texture you prefer. These are pretty cooked through, but still taste fresh. I'm not a major fan of mushy green beans, so this is how I prefer it, but you do your thing. Remove to a plate and top with sesame seeds, if using. Serve warm.
  • Yum! Ok, I didn’t exactly make this recipe, but it inspired me to add miso and soy sauce to my pot of green beans (which I chopped and cooked till they were pretty soft, as is my preference). Fabulous flavor!

  • A bit of a stupid question as this is a MISO and garlic green beans recipe … but if your local supermarket doesn’t sell miso, if there anything you would recommend to substitute it with? Thanks 🙂

  • I have made this with rice twice and add some hot chillies in oil, some fresh ginger, and spicy Worcesteshire sauce cutting down on the soy sauce. It cane out great but I agree with pre boil over steaming as mine were a little too soft when I used the steamer bag instead of the pre boil. Thank You!

  • These were delicious!! I made them last night. Very easy to make and they don’t take long at all.

  • Tried this today and loved it! I think substituting the broccoli for the grean beans would also be delicious.

  • This sounds amazing!! I would totally make this with green beans, but since my boyfriend won’t go near them (too often) I might try this with other vegetables like broccoli! What an easy and delicious way to prepare veggies!!

  • I love green beans! Definitely gonna try this. Have all the ingredients right now in fact. Thanks for sharing the recipe! 🙂

  • Emma, which type of miso paste did you use? White? Yellow? I’m looking forward to giving these a try 🙂

  • Love green beans! Especially with Asian flavors and a short ingredient list!

  • My favourite vegetable because this is what my mum makes. <3 MUM!
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  • These look so good! Thanks so much for sharing. Soon we will have green beans coming out of our ears from the garden. Pinned 🙂

  • Yay!! A recipe I can actually try without making a whole bunch of substitutions…except wheat-free tamari for the soy sauce!! The brussel sprouts variation sounds delish, too!!

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  • LOVE this! But i still want to add something : when your green beans are cooked, after draining them, you have to put them in very cold ice with some ice, so that they stop cooking : that way the green beans will still be kinda crunchy yet cooked and they’ll look brighter 🙂

  • This looks delicious! The pictures themselves makes me wanna try this out immediately! Thanks for the share!
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  • I can never get my beans to look like this:)

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  • Yes, Yes, YES.
    I’m actually commenting before I even read the whole article, then going back up to read it. Just the name of this recipe is absolutely everything I love/have been craving lately. YUM. This is going to be on the dinner table tonight.

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  • Yum this looks so nice, will definitely try it out! xx

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  • Yum! Asian garlicly greens always manage to be so delicious, I’m sure these will be no exception. I’ve especially loved all your recipes of late, Emma.
    Bella

  • I’ll so totally try this!!! Thank you for the recipe!

    Greetings from Switzerland,
    Kristina

  • Would this work with brocoli?

    (By the way: I tried your honey roasted + gnocchi recipe with brocoli and it was amazing)

    Thanks from France!

  • Looks delicious and so yummy!
    Definitely going to give this a try!

    Christine
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  • Made this for dinner tonight. Yellow and green beans from my community garden plot and added baked tofu, served over rice. Thanks for a delicious dinner

  • I love green beans and miso so I can’t wait to try this recipe out! I’ve never had them together but I know I will love this! It sounds amazing 🙂

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  • This is totally something you’d pay $10 for as a restaurant appetizer. Delectable. ] // itsCarmen.com ☼

  • I like how descriptive and personable you are when you share your recipes. I’ve made this with basically the same ingredients except for the miso paste — I used a small amount of minced ginger instead. Sooo delicious. Xo

  • These look delicious! Definitely will be trying this! My husband bough miso paste and has been wanting to add it to everything so this will be perfect 🙂

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  • You should try blanching the green beans – it helps them retain their color and keep that fresh crunch.

  • Yum! I bet this would be AMAZING with fried rice!

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  • That looks amazing. Totally making this for my wife. So glad i stumbled on this looking for camera gear advise.

  • this is awesome! looks and sounds delish, a nice easy way to dress up an otherwise ordinary side item 🙂

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  • Yep. Made the brussels sprouts version last night. I loved it, so let me know what you think.

    -Emma

  • I seriously just had these for lunch at the Chinese place I went to and was going to look up the recipe! Can’t wait to try them!

  • I adore green beans (as long as they are fresh) and these look awesome!

  • I’m not a huge fan of green beans (I blame my mother because she never made us eat our veggies often because she hated them herself), but this might just be a way to win me over by the sounds of it! I can’t wait to try it with Brussels Sprouts (which I love).

    xoxo
    Taylor

  • Love green beans. This looks great. Thanks for sharing!

    Sincerely,

    Laurali Star

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  • This sounds delicious! I think this will have to go on the meal plan for this month!

  • This looks amazing! I’m trying this soon, for sure!

  • I’ll definitely be trying this one – looks so good!

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  • I LOVE THESE! I seriously order them as my main dish at every Chinese restaurant. I hardly ever branch out, they’re just too good!! Can’t wait to try your recipe.

  • Yum, this sounds delicious, I can already taste the garlic-y beans, I have to give this a go! This would be perfect as a side dish, not just by itself 🙂
    x

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