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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


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15 mins
20 mins


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; protein 1.7g; carbohydrates 6.6g; dietary fiber 2.4g; sugars 2.9g; fat 6g; saturated fat 3.7g; cholesterol 15.3mg; vitamin a iu 818.6IU; vitamin c 12mg; folate 29.8mcg; calcium 37mg; iron 1mg; magnesium 22.4mg; potassium 193.5mg; sodium 201.8mg.