Quick Sesame Green Beans


This is my interpretation of the green beans from my favorite Japanese restaurant. Serve with a grilled steak! You can omit the miso paste if you choose.

Original recipe makes 4 servings


8 ounces fresh green beans, trimmed
2 tablespoons low sodium soy sauce
1/2 tablespoon miso paste
1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon grated fresh ginger root
1 tablespoon sesame seeds, toasted

  • PREP

    10 mins

  • COOK

    5 mins


    15 mins


  1. Place the green beans into a steamer insert and set in a pot over one inch of water. Bring to a boil, cover and steam for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and transfer beans to a serving bowl.
  2. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, stir together the soy sauce, miso paste, red pepper flakes, garlic and ginger. Pour over the green beans and toss to coat. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top.


Calories: 45 kcal
Carbohydrates: 7.1 g
Cholesterol: 0 mg
Fat: 1.4 g
Fiber: 2.6 g
Protein: 2.3 g
Sodium: 351 mg