Haricots Verts with Herb Butter

Haricots Verts with Herb Butter

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

Haricot verts are a French variety of green beans that are thinner and more delicate than regular green beans. Here they are steamed until crisp-tender and served with a delicious herb butter.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • Herb Butter
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 tablespoon very finely chopped onion
  • 2 teaspoons snipped fresh tarragon
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • ½ teaspoon finely shredded lemon peel
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • Haricot Verts
  • 12 ounces fresh haricots verts or other thin green beans (4 cups)


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  1. In a small bowl by hand beat together butter, onion, tarragon, garlic, lemon peel, salt, and pepper. Cover and chill until ready to use (see Tip).
  2. Rinse beans; drain. If desired, trim tips off beans. Place a steamer basket in a large skillet. Add water to just below the bottom of basket. Bring water to boiling. Add beans to steamer basket. Cover skillet and steam for 5 to 6 minutes or until beans are crisp-tender. Drain.
  3. To serve, place green beans on a serving platter or on four serving plates. Top with small spoonfuls of the herbed butter. Spread butter over beans.
  • Tip: Consider making a double batch of the herb butter. Freeze the extra and you'll be that much closer to serving this delectable dish next time you crave it.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 cup beans and about 2 tablespoons butter
  • Per serving: 80 calories; 6 g fat(4 g sat); 2 g fiber; 7 g carbohydrates; 2 g protein; 30 mcg folate; 15 mg cholesterol; 3 g sugars; 819 IU vitamin A; 12 mg vitamin C; 37 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 202 mg sodium; 193 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (20% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: ½
  • Exchanges: 1 fat, 1 vegetable

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