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Quick and Easy, Sides, Vegetables, Vegetarian

French Beans With Miso Vinaigrette

French Beans With Miso Vinaigrette
Evan Sung / For The Times

Slimmer than regular American green beans, French beans become a touch more tender when cooked. And the big bags of pretrimmed beans make for a super-fast big-crowd side dish. A quick savory-tangy miso dressing slicks the beans so that nutty ... Read more

20 minutes. Serves 12.
  • Kosher salt
  • 1 bag (2 pounds) trimmed French beans
  • 2 tablespoons white miso
  • 2 tablespoons distilled white or white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon honey or maple syrup
  • 1 small jalapeño, very thinly sliced, seeded if you’d like
  • White sesame seeds, for garnish

Step 1Bring a large pot of water to a boil. Add 3 tablespoons salt, return to a boil, then add the French beans. Boil until just tender, about 5 minutes. Drain well, rinse under cold water until cool, then drain again.

Step 2While the beans cook, whisk the miso, vinegar, oil, honey and a pinch of salt in a large bowl until smooth. Add the beans and half the jalapeño and fold until evenly coated.

Step 3Transfer to a serving platter and garnish with the remaining jalapeño and sesame seeds.


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