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Healthy Recipe

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.

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


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


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

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