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
Author: Healthy Gluten-Free Family
Recipe type: Veggies, Sides, Thanksgiving
Cuisine: Gluten-Free, Vegetarian, Vegan optional
- 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
- In a small bowl, mix butter and miso until well combined. Refrigerate 5 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Top with toasted almonds and serve.