My Mom left a day and a half ago and I’m still in mourning.

We had such a good time – it was filled with cousins, touring LA (movies, Venice beach, Hollywood Blvd), and many, many amazing meals.

After an amazing last breakfast (bld) and a trip to the airport, I came home utterly bummed and super sad. I ate a brownie for lunch. I sulked around. And then I pulled myself together and made these green beans. Even though I’ve been in a bit of a cooking slump lately, spending some time in the kitchen is always something I enjoy and usually makes me feel better. (If the recipe turns out well, I enjoy it even more!)

These green beans are simply delicious. I had torn out a recipe from Bon Appetit for Green Beans with Miso Butter, but the ingredient list was long and the process a bit tedious for me. I skipped most of the ingredients and process, leaving only my favorite parts. The miso adds wonderful savory flavor to standard green beans and comes together in minutes!

Eat them on a depressing afternoon, a sunny, fun afternoon or alongside some grilled fish, chicken or tofu with a side of brown rice.

Miso Butter Green Beans

by Emily Dingmann

Prep Time: 5 min

Cook Time: 10 min


Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 12 oz green beans (I use hericot verts)
  • 2 Tbsp butter
  • 1 Tbsp miso
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • sesame seeds for garnish if desired


Steam green beans for about 2 minutes.

Heat pan over medium-high heat.

Add butter, miso and garlic to pan, stirring to break up miso.

Add green beans and saute for about 3-4 minutes.

Sprinkle with sesame seeds if desired.

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8 Comments (Reply )

  1. Claire @ Live and Love to Eat
    May 21, 2012 @ 8:18 am

    I’ve still never cooked with miso!


  2. ea-the spicy rd
    May 21, 2012 @ 8:22 am

    So good to read your shortened version of this recipe. I bookmarked this yesterday when I was reading Bon Apetit. I love how easy this is a your pictures look so pretty! Sounds like a a fun weekend too :-)


  3. mary beth
    May 21, 2012 @ 1:17 pm

    At least you followed up your brownie with something healthy! Once I go to sweets it’s hard for me to get away from them.


    • Emily
      May 22, 2012 @ 10:53 am

      I guess that is a good way of looking at it! :)


  4. Megan (Braise The Roof)
    May 21, 2012 @ 2:00 pm

    These look amazing- plus, butter is a sure-fire way to make you feel better. :) I’m glad you had a fun weekend with your mom, even if it was too short!


  5. stephanie @cookinfanatic
    May 21, 2012 @ 6:39 pm

    I’ve never cooked with miso before, what a fun idea! The pics of these are so pretty too!! :)


  6. Lori
    May 22, 2012 @ 8:38 pm

    Sounds like you had a fun visit. So sorry it had to end! These green beans sound great. I definitely need to experiment with miso more!


  7. Katie@Cozydelicious
    May 24, 2012 @ 7:59 am

    I am always looking for ways to use up the last bits of a tub of miso, and this recipe looks awesome! I would probably thow in a few shrimp and call it dinner. Yum!


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