Photo: Jan Smith
4 servings (serving size: 1 cup)

Squeezing the grated ginger and using the juice in the sauce for the beans creates mild ginger flavor. The nutty, salty sauce is a nice complement to the beans.

How to Make It

Step 1

Place beans into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 5 minutes. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain.

Step 2

Place ginger on several layers of damp cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth; squeeze cheesecloth bag over a small bowl. Set 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice aside; reserve remaining juice for another use. Discard ginger. Combine 1/2 teaspoon ginger juice, walnuts, water, miso, and soy sauce in a food processor; process until nuts are minced. Combine walnut mixture and beans in a large bowl.

Ratings & Reviews

shmedly's Review

November 10, 2011
First I made the sauce recipe according to the directions, just adding the ginger juice...but there wasn't enough ginger flavor for me so I added the reserved grated ginger till I liked it. I thought this was really great, and made it as a cold salad by blanching the beans and chilling them, then adding the sauce.

tara31's Review

June 30, 2009
Processed ginger in food processor with everything else. What a great flavor!

dschid's Review

May 23, 2010
This was one of the best green bean recipes I've made. My husband LOVED it! Great with seared tuna.


May 27, 2015
This was very good. Made as directed, next time will process the ginger with everything else. Will make again!

Just ok

May 14, 2017
I processed the ginger.  Hubby liked this dish but I was not much of a fan.  I did use white miso though doubt that would make any huge difference.  I have many green bean recipes that I prefer so I doubt I'll make this one again.