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Vegan miso-glazed green beans on a plate with sesame seeds

Miso-Glazed Green Beans

These miso-glazed green beans are a lovely summer side dish! They are simple to prepare, and packed with sweet & savory flavor.
AuthorKaitlin - The Garden Grazer
Prep Time:10 mins
Cook Time:5 mins
Total Time:15 mins
CourseSide Dish
CuisineGluten-Free, Oil-Free, Vegan
Servings4 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.


*Cooking beans: 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.)
Other flavors: Add freshly grated ginger or garlic in the glaze if desired.

Nutrition Per Serving (Estimate)

Calories: 70 kcal | Carbohydrates: 12 g | Protein: 4 g | Fat: 2 g | Saturated Fat: 1 g | Potassium: 261 mg | Fiber: 4 g | Sugar: 6 g | Vitamin A: 782 IU | Vitamin C: 16 mg | Calcium: 69 mg | Iron: 2 mg