Haricots Verts with Grape Tomatoes


2 Servings

Prep Time: 10 Minutes. Cook Time: 12 Minutes.

Haricot vert is French for green bean. I blanch the beans before quickly sauteing them to retain their bright green color. They look beautiful on the plate with the red tomatoes.



  • ¾ Pound Haricots Verts (Green Beans), Trimmed

  • 1 Tablespoon Unsalted Butter

  • 1 Shallot, Minced

  • ½ Cup Grape Tomatoes

  • 1 Teaspoon Freshly Grated Lemon Zest

  • ¼ Teaspoon Kosher Salt

  • ¼ Teaspoon Freshly Ground Black Pepper


Prepare an ice-water bath. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil over high heat. Add the beans and cook 2 minutes. Drain the beans and plunge into ice water to stop the cooking. Drain.

In a large skillet, melt the butter on medium heat. Add the minced shallots and saute until tender, about 3 minutes. Add the tomatoes and cook 2 minutes. Add the beans, lemon zest, salt, and pepper. Cook until the beans are heated through, about 5 minutes.

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