Haricot Verts with Shallot Vinaigrette | A Nutritionist Eats

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.

Haricot Verts with Shallot Vinaigrette | A Nutritionist Eats

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.

Haricot Verts with Shallot Vinaigrette | A Nutritionist Eats

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

by Emily Dingmann

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.

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6 Comments (Reply )

  1. Mellissa
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 8:23 am

    The funny thing is I love green beans but hate haricot verts, no clue why!


    • Emily
      Feb 18, 2014 @ 9:02 am

      Oh that is funny!


  2. sarah k @ the pajama chef
    Feb 18, 2014 @ 11:23 am

    i love the sound of that vinaigrette!


  3. Lauren @ Fun, Fit and Fabulous!
    Feb 19, 2014 @ 7:31 pm

    We eat green beans EVERY SINGLE week so I can’t wait to give these guys a try!!


  4. Mercedes
    Feb 20, 2014 @ 8:54 am

    Oooh, that vinaigrette sounds so delicious! I love green beans two and I like when they squeak on your teeth!


  5. Dr. Manual Faria
    Feb 23, 2014 @ 8:57 am

    Hi Emily -

    Thanks for sharing the great recipes. I focus on Cellular Healing and chiropractic and am always looking for great places to send my patients for healthy food ideas.

    Dr. Manuel Faria


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