I typically prepare very simple vegetables for dinner. These Haricot Verts with Grape Tomatoes are flavored with garlic salt, basil and butter and easy enough for everyday, yet elegant enough for company!
Haricot Verts with Grape Tomatoes
We just returned from a two-week holiday, and then turned around and went to my soon to be college freshman’s 2-day orientation on campus. With life still a bit chaotic, I decided to share a very simple vegetable side dish with you all today.
Often just a few quality ingredients are needed to make a most tasty dish like these haricot verts with grape tomatoes. And if you’re looking for more fabulous sides for the holidays, check out this roundup of vegetable sides.
Easy and Impressive Vegetable Side Dish
I made this vegetable side dish once for the family a couple of years back. I undercooked the beans a bit too much and it was not impressive. A little TOO crunchy.
This time, I carefully watched my cooking time, and I drained these the second they were fork tender. The addition of sugar provides a marvelous sweetness you’d never guess would complement beans, but these ingredients all work marvelously together.
On my second attempt, I cut the tomatoes in half. Much easier to eat! The gang loved these; they’re easy enough for a weeknight, yet special enough for company or your holiday table. Give these haricot verts with grape tomatoes a try!
More Vegetable Side Dish Recipes You’ll Love:
- Roasted Root Vegetables Recipe with Rosemary from Cookin’ Canuck
- Roasted Autumn Vegetables with a Dijon Vinaigrette
- Roasted Green Beans with Parmesan and Basil from Rachel Cooks
- Roasted Cauliflower with Parmesan and Bread Crumbs
- Crack Broccoli from A Beautiful Plate
- 1 1/2 pounds haricots verts or green beans, trimmed
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter
- 1 tablespoon sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon garlic salt
- 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
- 1 1/2-2 teaspoons fresh basil, chopped or cut in thin strips
- 1 pint grape or cherry tomatoes, whole or cut in half
- Cook green beans till just tender; set aside.
- Melt butter in a large skillet. Add sugar, garlic salt and pepper. Add tomatoes and cook till just soft. Add green beans and basil and toss gently.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 71 Total Fat: 0g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 0g Cholesterol: 0mg Sodium: 200mg Carbohydrates: 17g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 3g Sugar: 13g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 2g