Here is a super simple, basic recipe for Haricot Verts. Sounds fancy, right??? But, they are simply French Green Beans….longer and skinner than regular green beans, and I ADORE them! They are so easy to prepare and delicious to eat. Just be sure not to overcook them, as they will get mushy. I like mine just cooked enough to still have a slight bite/snap to them! (think asparagus)
All you have to do is simply rinse, set in foil, season & cook. Doesn’t get any easier than that!
Since they are in foil, you can roast them in the oven OR throw them on the Grill!
Grilled Lemon Haricot Verts
1 lb Organic Haricot Verts
1 T Organic EVOO (Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil)
1 Clove Organic Garlic, finely minced
Organic Lemon Slices
1/2 tsp Organic Crushed Red Pepper Flakes
*Lay Haricot Verts on Foil. Drizzle with EVOO. Top with Garlic. Add 2 Bay Leaves & Organic Lemon Slices. Season with Red Pepper, Salt & Pepper. Wrap in Foil. Grill 5-10 mins until tender crisp! (Grill time really depends on the temperature of your Grill. They really do NOT take long…be sure to check them after 5 mins so you don’t overcook. Practice makes perfect!)
You can change this up a million and one different ways. From the cooking process (Roasting or Grilling) to the seasonings.
Lemon really makes this POP and give some serious flavor. You can always use 2 tsp of Vinegar (Red Wine, Balsamic, Champagne, Citrus, Tarragon) instead of the Lemon.
If you don’t like heat, leave out the Red Pepper Flakes!
Add Aromatics. Any aromatic herb would work nicely…Rosemary, Thyme, Basil, Mint, Marjoram.
You can also do an Asian Twist and add 2 tsp Soy Sauce, 1 Clove Minced Garlic, 1/2 tsp Grated Ginger.