This Asian twist on green beans amandine is simplified by using almond butter, enhanced with fermented soy miso and some sweetness from chopped pickled ginger.


  • 1 tablespoon miso, any type
  • 2 tablespoons almond butter
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 teaspoons finely chopped pickled (sushi) ginger
  • 1 bag (about 16 ounces) frozen green beans
  • 1 tablespoon water
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds


Mix the miso, almond butter, soy sauce, vegetable oil, water, and ginger in a bowl. Place the beans and the water in a covered microwave-safe container and cook in a microwave at full power until tender, 3 to 4 minutes. Toss with the miso mixture, and scatter the sesame seeds over the top.

6 Servings.

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Submitted 10/16/06.
Submitted By: l mandrake

Almond Miso Green Beans