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)
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.