Haricots Verts with Warm Shallot Vinaigrette

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"Haricots verts" (ah-ree-koh VEHR) is French for "green beans." These beans are small, slender, and vivid green. If you can't find haricots verts, substitute regular green beans and increase the cooking time to five minutes.

Yield:

6 servings (serving size: about 1 1/3 cups)

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Nutritional Information

Calories 65
Caloriesfromfat 33 %
Fat 2.4 g
Satfat 0.3 g
Monofat 0.4 g
Polyfat 1.7 g
Protein 2.4 g
Carbohydrate 10.5 g
Fiber 4 g
Cholesterol 0.0 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Sodium 107 mg
Calcium 48 mg

Ingredients

1 1/2 pounds haricots verts
1 tablespoon olive oil
1/2 cup chopped shallots (about 2 large)
1/2 cup red wine vinegar
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt

Preparation

Place haricots verts into a large saucepan of boiling water; cook 3 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain.

Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add shallots; sauté 4 minutes or until golden. Stir in vinegar; cook 5 minutes or until mixture thickens slightly. Add haricots verts, pepper, and salt to pan; sauté 2 minutes or until beans are heated through. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Note:

Cynthia Nicholson,

July 2006
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