Green Beans with Miso Butter



Serving size

about 1 1/2 cups
45 Minutes

This recipe can be multiplied and makes great leftovers.

Green Beans with Miso Butter


1 quart Ice water
4 quart Water
16 ounces Green beans (trimmed)
2 Tbsp. White miso
1/2 cup Water
1 Tbsp. Unsalted butter
2 tsp. Sesame oil
2 clove Garlic, raw (minced)
2 large Green onions (sliced thinly, keeping white and green parts separate)
1/2 cup Sake (or dry white wine)
1 tsp. Rice Vinegar
1 tsp.. Sesame seeds


Place the ice water in a bowl.

Place the water in a large skillet or pan over high heat. When the water is shivering, add the green beans and blanch for 10 minutes.

Remove the green beans and immediately plunge the beans into the ice water. Leave in the ice water for ten minutes, then remove and drain on a paper towel on a plate. Set aside.

Put the 1/2 cup water in a glass measuring cup and place in the microwave on high for 60 seconds or until hot. Add the miso and stir to dissolve the miso well.

Place the miso/water mixture back in the microwave on high for 20 seconds, then add the butter and stir until the butter melts.

Place the sesame oil in a skillet over medium-high heat, and when the oil is hot, add the garlic and sauté for 1 minute. Then add the white part of the green onion and the green beans and cook for 5 minutes, tossing frequently.

Add the white wine (or sake), stir, and cook for 2 minutes. Increase the heat to high and add the miso/butter mixture, the green tops of the green onion, the vinegar, and stir.

Cook for 2 minutes to allow the sauce to thicken, then sprinkle with the sesame seeds and serve.

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GERD / Acid Reflux

This recipe contains GERD triggers and those with GERD may wish to avoid it.


This recipe is safe for those who are lactose intolerant.

Coumadin® (Warfarin)

This recipe is NOT safe for Coumadin (warfarin) users.

Gluten Sensitivity

This recipe is safe for those who are sensitive to gluten. Check to make sure the miso is gluten-free.


This is NOT a low sodium recipe.

Recipe Notes

For this recipe we used Miso Master® Organic’s Sweet White Premium Less-Sodium Miso, which contains about 100 fewer milligrams of sodium per 2 teaspoon serving than the regular miso.

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