I know I should probably say that kale or swiss chard or something with an insane amount of antioxidants is my favorite vegetable but if I had to name a favorite – and only one favorite vegetable – it would be haricot verts. (And not green beans, haricot verts.)
If you aren’t familiar with haricot verts, they are a thinner, more delicate, and some say more flavorful, french green bean.
Basically, I LOVE THEM!!!!
We eat them every week. And typically prepare them the same way: lightly steamed and then sautéed in a bit of olive oil, garlic, red pepper flakes and salt & pepper. But sometimes I switch it up.
These haricot verts, are lightly steamed and tossed with a shallot vinaigrette and can be eaten warm, chilled or at room temperature. They are delicious and I love that they can be made ahead of time.
Serve them alongside a protein for dinner and get ready to fall in love with haricot verts!
nutrition facts (4 servings): 121 calories, 10 grams of fat, 2 grams of protein, 7 g carbohydrates, 3 g fiber
Haricot Verts with Shallot Vinaigrette
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 3 minutes
Keywords: steam side gluten-free low-carb paleo
Ingredients (4 servings)
- 1 Tbsp chopped shallot
- 1 Tbsp dijon mustard
- 1 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 3 Tbsp olive oil
- salt & pepper
- 12 oz haricot verts
Whisk together all ingredients but haricot verts until emulsified. (Or shake together in a small jar.)
Lightly steam haricot verts in a glass bowl with a splash of water for 2-3 minutes, depending on how done you like them.
Drain off water and toss with dressing.
Season with salt & pepper to taste.
Serve warm, at room temperature or chilled.