Looking for a tasty, easy but elegant side dish? Look no further than these Orange Ginger Miso Blistered Green Beans! This side dish is the perfect balance of flavours. It’s a little salty from the miso, a hint of sweet from the honey and all topped off with the citrusy burst of orange and zesty ginger. It also can be made in less than 10 minutes, so it’ll help you get dinner on the table quickly.
As private chefs & nutritionists the recipes that we love the most are the ones that are the most versatile which is exactly what these Orange Ginger Miso Blistered Green Beans are. They work perfectly as a side dish, tossed into a stir fry, or added to a salad for a little bit of pizzazz. And because they are so versatile they also make for a great meal prep item to have on hand for those busy Vancouver days.
This recipe uses both green beans and miso which are two of our favourite items to work with in recipes as nutritionists.
Green beans are a great source of fiber, antioxidants, calcium, vitamin K and B vitamins which make them great for aiding in repairing cell damage, boosting brain functioning and helping to keep your bones strong. We also love using green beans in recipes for low FODMAP recipes. If you are someone following a low FODMAP diet and want to make this recipe simply omit the shallot.
Miso is also another one of our favourites to add into recipes because of how rich it is in probiotics. Probiotics are the good bacteria that help to keep your gut healthy and happy which helps aid in mental wellness, skin health, and symptoms of IBS (irritable bowel syndrome).
This dish is a crowd pleaser that we are sure you and your family will absolutely love. Pair it with a nice roasted chicken or a simple oven baked teriyaki salmon and have everyone at the table asking for seconds!
Orange & Ginger Miso Blistered Green Beans
Prep time: 5 minutes
Cook time: 10 minutes
Total time: 15 minutes
Makes 4 servings.
I ½ pounds Green Beans, trimmed of their ends
¼ cup of juice from an Orange
1 tbsp Maple Syrup or Honey
1 tbsp Fresh Grated Ginger
3 tbsp of your favourite Miso Paste
1 Shallot finely finely sliced
3 tbsp of Avocado or Coconut oil
¼ cup chopped fresh Cilantro
Optional Add in: ½ tsp Red Pepper Flakes
In a small bowl combine the justice from your orange, maple syrup (or honey), ginger, and miso. Once combined add in finely sliced shallots and set aside while you get started on cooking your green beans.
To cook green beans, heat your oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Once heated, add green beans and cook undisturbed for about 2-3 minutes or until they start to “blister” where they touch the pan, toss and continue to cook for 5 minutes or until tender and blistered on all sides. Making sure to toss the green beans every 2-3 minutes so they do not burn. You want them to blister but not burn.
Once green beans are tender lower heat to medium low, add in orange juice mixture coating the green beans and cook for another 2 minutes before removing from the heat.
Once removed from the stove top the green beans with fresh cilantro and red pepper flakes before serving.
This recipe was created by nutritionist and blogger Danielle from Thyme to Nourish, you can check out more of her recipes here.