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Becky Luigart-Stayner Photo by: Becky Luigart-Stayner

Haricots Verts and Grape Tomato Salad with Crème Fraîche Dressing

Haricots verts are tender, young French green beans. If not labeled as such in your market, look for slim, petite green beans. Crème fraîche adds a nutty flavor and rich texture to the dressing; look for it near the gourmet cheeses in your supermarket. Substitute whole sour cream, if you prefer.

Cooking Light JUNE 2005

  • Yield: 6 servings (serving size: about 3/4 cup salad and 1/2 teaspoon nuts)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound haricots verts, trimmed
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh basil
  • 2 tablespoons minced shallots
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraîche
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 tablespoon pine nuts, toasted

Preparation

Cook haricots verts in boiling water 2 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and rinse with cold water; drain.

Combine basil and next 5 ingredients (through salt) in a large bowl, stirring with a whisk. Add haricots verts and tomatoes; toss gently to coat. Divide mixture evenly among 6 plates; sprinkle with nuts.

Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 74
  • Calories from fat: 34%
  • Fat: 2.8g
  • Saturated fat: 1.1g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 0.8g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 0.6g
  • Protein: 1.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 11.4g
  • Fiber: 3.5g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
  • Iron: 0.7mg
  • Sodium: 203mg
  • Calcium: 47mg
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