Overhead photo of green beans in a white enamel pan.

Ginger Miso Green Beans

  • Author: Erin Alderson
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 3 to 4 servings 1x
  • Category: side dish
  • Method: stovetop



1/2 pound fresh green beans

4 tablespoons unsalted butter

1 teaspoon ground ginger (see note)

2 teaspoons light miso

Zest from ½ lemon

Toasted Sesame Seeds, for serving


  • Trim ends from beans and steam until just-tender. 
  • Melt the butter in a pan and whisk in the ground ginger. Remove from heat and add in the miso and lemon juice. Transfer the cooked green beans to pan with the butter and add the sesame seeds before serving.



You can also use fresh ginger- just minced a bit and add it into the butter as you would the powder. Cook until fragrant.

Keywords: miso green beans