Miso-Glazed Green Beans
These simple miso-glazed green beans are a lovely summer side dish! Packed with tons of sweet & savory flavor, it's a family favorite in our house.
Servings: 4 side servings
- 1 lb. fresh green beans
- 2 tsp. sesame seeds (more as desired)
For the miso glaze:
- 1 1/3 Tbsp. white miso (1 Tbsp. + 1 tsp.)
- 1 Tbsp. fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp. tamari
- 2 tsp. agave (more/less to taste)
- 1 Tbsp. warm water to thin
Trim ends off green beans and rinse.
Place a large skillet (with lid), over medium-high heat, and add 1/2 cup water or vegetable broth. (*Or use your own favorite method of cooking green beans.)
Once water/broth is hot, carefully add green beans and cover with lid. Steam for about 4-5 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender.
While green beans are cooking, prepare the miso glaze: add all glaze ingredients to a medium bowl. Whisk to combine until miso clumps are dissolved. (It may take a minute!) Add a touch more water if needed to help thin.
When green beans are crisp-tender, drain, and immediately add them to the bowl with miso glaze. Add sesame seeds. Toss well to thoroughly combine. Drizzle any remaining glaze over the top before serving.
*Feel free to use your own favorite method of cooking green beans for this recipe. (You can boil them for 4-5 minutes, or use a steamer basket as well.)
For an alternate version, try some freshly grated ginger (or a little garlic) in the glaze.
Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 12g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Potassium: 261mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 782IU | Vitamin C: 16mg | Calcium: 69mg | Iron: 2mg