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A white bowl of blistered green beans with miso and sesame on a red table cloth with a serving spoon.
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Blistered Green Beans with Miso and Sesame

Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Vegetable Recipes
Cuisine: Asian
Servings: 6 servings
Calories: 116kcal


  • 1½ - 2 pounds string beans trimmed and cut into 3" - 4" pieces
  • 1 tablespoon grapeseed oil or other neutral flavored light oil
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons teriyaki sauce
  • tablespoons light miso paste
  • ½ teaspoon sesame seed oil toasted
  • 1 tablespoon sesame seeds toasted, optional


  • Put the prepared green beans into a large microwave-safe bowl and cover with plastic wrap.
  • Microwave the beans on half power for 3 - 3½ minutes. Carefully uncover and set aside.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together the teriyaki sauce, miso paste, and sesame oil. Set aside.
  • Heat a large skillet over very high heat.
  • Add the grapeseed oil to the skillet along with the prepared pre-cooked green beans.
  • Allow the beans to cook and blister (do NOT stir) for approximately 2½ - 3 minutes.
  • Stir gently and add the black pepper to the skillet.
  • Allow the beans to cook for an additional 2-3 minutes.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and add the miso sauce to the skillet.
  • Stir well to coat the beans with the sauce.
  • Cook for 1 - 2 minutes to heat through.
  • Sprinkle the beans with sesame seeds and spoon into a serving bowl.
  • Serve hot.


Serving: 3/4 cup | Calories: 116kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 391mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 7g