Photo: Jennifer Causey Styling: Claire Spollen
Slender haricots verts need little embellishment. Here they're tossed with a good dose of cherry tomatoes and mushrooms. 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. Melt butter in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add haricots verts and mushrooms to pan; cook 6 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Add cherry tomatoes and vinegar to pan; toss well to coat. Sprinkle vegetable mixture evenly with salt and pepper.