Haricots Verts with Carrots and Sesame

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Haricots Verts with Carrots and SesameRecipe

Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Claire Spollen

Slender haricots verts need little embellishment. Here they're tossed with a good dose of carrots and sesame seeds. Once it's cooked, the flavor mellows considerably. If you can't find the tiny French green beans, substitute regular green beans and increase the cook time in boiling water to five minutes to ensure they're done.

Serves 4 (serving size: one-fourth of haricots verts mixture)


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1 tablespoon dark sesame oil
8 ounces trimmed haricots verts (French green beans)
2 1/2 teaspoons lower-sodium soy sauce
1/2 cup matchstick-cut carrots
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper
1 teaspoon toasted sesame seeds


1. Heat oil in a large skillet over medium heat; swirl to coat. Add haricots verts and soy sauce to pan. Cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally; stir in carrots. Cook 1 minute. Sprinkle haricots verts mixture evenly with salt, crushed red pepper, and toasted sesame seeds.

Created date

March 2016

Nutritional Information

Calories 60
Fat 4 g
Satfat 0.6 g
Monofat 1.6 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 1 g
Carbohydrate 6 g
Fiber 2 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1 mg
Sodium 246 mg
Calcium 28 mg
Sugars 3 g
Est. Added Sugars 0 g