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. Source: Diabetic Living Magazine

Diabetic Living Magazine


Herb Butter
Haricot Verts


Instructions Checklist
  • 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).

  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

80 calories; 6 g total fat; 3.7 g saturated fat; 15 mg cholesterol; 202 mg sodium. 193 mg potassium; 6.6 g carbohydrates; 2.4 g fiber; 3 g sugar; 1.7 g protein; 819 IU vitamin a iu; 12 mg vitamin c; 30 mcg folate; 37 mg calcium; 1 mg iron; 22 mg magnesium;