For everyday dinners and holiday gatherings alike, go beyond the casserole and green beans can be an exciting side dish. Here, they're quickly cooked in a skillet, then brightened with a mixture of umami-rich miso paste, tart lemon, and peppery watercress. 

Martha Stewart Living, November 2020

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Kate Sears

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
total:
15 mins
Servings:
4
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Heat oil and garlic in a large skillet over medium-high; stir until just beginning to sizzle, 1 minute. Add green beans, and season with salt and pepper. Cook, tossing to coat, about 1 minute.

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  • Add 1/4 cup water and cover. Reduce heat to medium and steam, shaking pan occasionally, until beans are bright and tender and most of water has evaporated, 5 to 6 minutes. Remove from heat.

  • In a bowl, whisk together miso and lemon juice. Toss beans with dressing and watercress and serve immediately.

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