Miso Green Beans

With Labor Day officially wound down, it’s as if permission to start posting comfort foods and pumpkin recipes is silently granted. I’m tempted to turn away from the summer produce, but it’s still flowing forth in such abundance here in Colorado (sat tonight at the kitchen table with an old friend, picking up wedges of fresh-grown tomatoes sparkled in sea salt) that I hate to call stop the veggie moment prematurely. So, we’ll pop a few more posts up with a focus on fresh harvest foods before heading into all the autumn delights.

Green beans make a splendid side dish. If you can cook them justlongenough to soften slightly without losing their bright green color, you’ve got yourself a gorgeous addition to any meal. In my experience, the best way to maintain the bright green color of fresh green beans is to flash-saute them in a skillet. Which is exactly what we gone done and did with this here recipe. Just before you remove it from the heat, you add a smattering of miso and tamari, which melt together and around the beans, coating them in splendor. Splendor, I tell you!

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Miso Green Beans


1 tablespoons olive oil
4 cloves garlic, smashed
1 Lemon, juiced
1 pound green beans
1/2 cup pine nuts or almonds
1 tablespoonn Sweet White Miso
1/2-1 Tbsp Tamari


Heat olive oil in skillet. Add garlic and pine nuts. Squeeze lemon over the pan. Tossin green beans and cover until softened slightly. Stir in miso and tamari. Serve and enjoy!

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15 Responses to “Miso Green Beans”

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    Erin on September 3, 2012 at 10:22 pm Reply

    fresh green beans really are amazing and this looks like a wonderful way to eat them while leaving a delicious crunch.

    ERIN – ekcantcook.blogspot.com

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    anna on September 3, 2012 at 10:25 pm Reply

    gorgeous dish! i am definitely still looking for ways to use green beans so, produce on!

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    Amy Tong on September 3, 2012 at 11:24 pm Reply

    Love these green beans and how simple they are. :) It’s still very summer here in southern CA. Can’t wait for the weather to cool down a bit here.

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    Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar on September 4, 2012 at 5:09 am Reply

    These look so tasty!! I love miso on veggies :)

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    Jessica on September 4, 2012 at 9:29 am Reply

    Gorgeous Brooke! Love the flavor combo!

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    Melodie on September 4, 2012 at 5:56 pm Reply

    This sounds amazing. I’ve never been successful finding good miso paste. Are there a few brands you recommend?

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    JulieD on September 5, 2012 at 9:55 am Reply

    I love this Brooke, it looks amazing!!

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    Shannah @ Just Us Four on September 5, 2012 at 10:21 am Reply

    These look amazing. I got some wonderful green beans from the farmer’s market this past weekend. Now I know what to make with them!

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    shane on September 7, 2012 at 3:45 am Reply


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    Shiloh Barkley on September 10, 2012 at 8:31 pm Reply

    They look great!


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    Sheri on September 10, 2012 at 9:02 pm Reply

    I love green beans and regularly buy them, I usually quick fry them and splash on some soy sauce, but this looks so much better and I just bought pine nuts. Hurray!

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    Bev on July 29, 2013 at 8:02 pm Reply

    Has anyone tried these cold? I was looking for a green bean salad and this looked like it might be wonderful for that.

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