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.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: 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

80.1 calories; protein 1.7g 4% DV; carbohydrates 6.6g 2% DV; exchange other carbs 0.5; dietary fiber 2.4g 10% DV; sugars 2.9g; fat 6g 9% DV; saturated fat 3.7g 19% DV; cholesterol 15.3mg 5% DV; vitamin a iu 818.6IU 16% DV; vitamin c 12mg 20% DV; folate 29.8mcg 7% DV; calcium 37mg 4% DV; iron 1mg 5% DV; magnesium 22.4mg 8% DV; potassium 193.5mg 5% DV; sodium 201.8mg 8% DV.