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Haricots Verts with Herb Butter

  • 15 m
  • 20 m
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.”


    • 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)


  • 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.
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