Photo: Ellen Silverman; Styling: Toni Brogan
8 servings (serving size: about 1 cup)

Haricots verts are tiny, fresh French green beans. If you can't find them, substitute regular fresh beans, which you'll need to cook a few minutes longer. You can also use white wine vinegar instead of Champagne, if necessary.

How to Make It

Step 1

Cook beans in boiling water for 7 minutes or until crisp-tender. Drain and plunge beans into ice water; drain.

Step 2

Cook bacon in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon. Add shallots to drippings in pan; cook 5 minutes or until tender. Combine shallots and bacon in a large bowl. Add beans to pan; cook 3 minutes or until thoroughly heated. Add beans, oil, vinegar, and salt to bacon mixture; toss to combine. Sprinkle with walnuts and parsley.

Ratings & Reviews

gzwaagstra's Review

December 17, 2014
I thought they were OK. Don't think I'll make again.

Webgirl's Review

February 02, 2014

idevine1's Review

July 26, 2012

kaxel1075's Review

December 16, 2011
Made for family Thanksgiving dinner and was asked to make it again for Christmas...very good!!

taffyhhh's Review

December 01, 2011
Excellent!! Even my 6 year old commented on how much he liked this dish!!

krnjsln's Review

February 12, 2011
Delicious! I made this for Thanksgiving and it was a huge hit. Have made several times since. I added extra shallots and walnuts the second time. So good.

mjmayinsf's Review

January 05, 2011
Delicious. The new gold standard in my household for green beans.

DeniseandBen's Review

December 26, 2010
Oh my gosh...YUM, YUM, YUM!! This was a HUGE hit at our Christmas dinner! Will become a staple for entertaining and holidays.

LaraRR's Review

December 13, 2010
I don't usually make green beans b/c my family doesn't really like them but this recipe sounded good so I gave it a try. WOW! This was one of the best vegetable recipes i've ever made. My husband and my son couldn't stop saying how great they were. Very rich. Can't wait to make these for entertaining. Used thinly sliced onions instead of scallions b/c that's what i had. perfect.

estrowig's Review

November 26, 2010
Made this dish instead of our family's usual favorite green bean casserole for Thanksgiving and is was a hit! The bacon dressing is amazing - I recommend using roasted walnut oil. YUM!