Crispy Miso Green Beans

Quick sautéed green beans mixed with miso butter and tossed with toasted almonds

Crispy Miso Green Beans

Savory, slightly salty and addictively delicious!

If you’re looking to amp up your usual veggies for Thanksgiving or an everyday meal, these this Miso-glazed Green Beans are for you!

A fresh take on a traditional veggie, they are crisp, savory, a little salty, a little nutty, and addictively delicious!

The green beans are quickly sautéed in a dry pan to crisp up, then steamed for just a minute or two to get tender, then sautéed with a simple super savory miso butter for a few minutes and topped with toasted almonds.  The entire dish comes together in 15 minutes or less!

This recipe is adapted from  and inspired by my long time friend, herself a mom of a celiac child, who has been serving this at Thanksgiving for years.

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Crispy Miso Green Beans
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This quick and easy dish is a fresh take on a traditional veggie, Quick sautéed green beans mixed with a super savory miso butter and tossed with toasted almonds. Crisp, savory, a little salty, a little nutty and addictively delicious!
Recipe type: Veggies, Sides, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan optional
Serves: serves 8
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter or dairy free alternative, softened (we used Earth Balance dairy free sticks)
  • 2 tablespoons gluten-free white miso
  • 1½ pounds green beans, ends trimmed
  • heaping ¼ cup sliced almonds, toasted
Miso Butter
  1. In a small bowl, mix butter and miso until well combined. Refrigerate 5 minutes.
Toast almonds if you have't already
  1. Heat a small saute pan over medium high heat, add sliced almonds and sauté for 2-3 minutes constantly shaking the pan or stirring the almonds. They will quickly brown so don't leave them, and remove from heat when toasted to your liking. This step only takes a few minutes but greatly enhances the nutty flavor.
Green Beans
  1. Heat a large nonstick sauté pan (preferably one with a cover) over medium high heat until well heated. Add green beans and sauté in the dry pan for 3-4 minutes or until starting to crisp and "blacken" or "char" a bit.
  2. Add 4-5 tablespoons of water to cover the base of the pan, stir green beans, then cover pan and steam for about 1-2 minutes or until water evaporates. Remove cover. Green beans will be green and tender but not overly soft.
  3. Add miso butter* to the green beans and toss to coat. (Start with ¾ of the miso butter and add more as desired) Saute an additional 1-2 minutes over medium heat or until miso butter melts and green beans crisp. Do not over cook or beans will get too soft. Remove from heat and place in a serving bowl.
  4. Top with toasted almonds and serve.
Tip: if you have extras, heat them up the next day in a saute pan to get crispy again.


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