Haricot Verts (Sautéd Green Beans)


Haricot Verts
Sautéd Green Beans

HomeiraStyle Recipe

My experience with holiday meals is that no matter what delicious and beautiful side dishes I make, nobody eats them. Everyone piles on the turkey, prime rib, pork or other meats plus the sweet and nutty sides, except for Haricot Verts! This recipe is among my favorites and so very simple to prepare. You really can hardly go wrong with this crunchy tasty dish.

Serves 8 -10


  1. 1lb          Green Beans, Trimmed, Blanched*
  2. 1T           Olive Oil
  3. 1C           Onion, Julienned                
  4. 1T           Ghee or Butter
  5. ¼ t          Red Chili Pepper Flakes
  6. 1T           Lemon Zest
  7. 1T           Lemon Juice, Freshly Squeezed
  8. ¼C          Sesame seeds, Toasted


  1. Heat oil in large skillet over medium high heat

  2. Add onion and sauté until translucent and succulent but still pulsating

  3. Add beans, ghee, pepper flakes and cook for 1 minutes or just until cooked but still crunchy

  4. Add lemon zest, Lemon  juice and sesame seed,  toss to mix and serve


*Cook beans in boiling water for 30 seconds. Drain and immediately plunge them into a bowl of ice water.  Drain and pat dry.