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Easiest Recipe for Haricots Verts

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When I say easy, I mean easy! This recipe for haricots verts is on the table in just 10 minutes, and made with just TWO ingredients. Sautéed haricots verts are the perfect side for panko baked salmon or grilled chicken drumsticks…you can leave them simply seasoned, or try one of my flavor combos below to add more flavor.

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White bowl with sauteed haricots verts

What Are Haricot Verts?

Merriam Webster defines haricot vert as a thin green bean.

What’s the Difference Between a Haricot Vert and a Green Bean?

Haricots verts ARE different from green beans and I’ll tell you how they compare. Haricot vert are:

  • thinner and longer in shape
  • don’t have to be trimmed (this makes them quick and easy!)
  • cook quicker
  • have a little milder flavor (which may help the veggie-averse)
Washed haricots verts

How to Make Sautéed Haricot Verts:

Let’s get to the important part – how to cook haricots verts! This simple recipe comes together with just two simple ingredients and is ready in 10 minutes, which makes it a great side for any dinner.

  • Melt butter in saute pan. Heat butter in pan over medium-high heat until butter foams.
Sauteed haricots verts in saute pan
  • Saute haricots verts. Season with salt and cook haricots verts for 3 minutes.
Seasoning the recipe for haricots verts with sea salt

TIP: If adding any other seasoning, do so now. (See below for ideas.)

  • Steam haricots verts. Add water to pan, cover, and lower heat. Cook for 3-4 minutes for tender crisp, 5-6 minutes for softer haricots verts.
Steaming haricots verts in pan
  • Taste and adjust seasoning if necessary.
Sauteed haricots verts recipe in pan

Haricot Verts FAQs:

What is haricot verts in english?

It’s very simple, haricot is bean and vert is green…green beans!

How to pronounce haricot verts?

If French doesn’t come naturally to you (like myself!), this is how to pronounce haricots verts: är-ē-kō-ˈver

How to Store Leftover Haricots Verts:

Store the leftover sautéed haricots verts in the refrigerator for 3-4 days. Reheat in the microwave or a hot skillet until heated through.

Bowl of sauteed haricots verts recipe

Haricots Verts Recipe Seasoning Ideas:

This recipe for haricots verts is BASIC, but it’s also a blank canvas for adding your own seasoning flair. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Minced garlic
  • Dried dill
  • Lemon pepper seasoning
  • Seasoning salt
  • Parmesan cheese
  • Garlic salt
  • Soy sauce + sesame oil

Sautéed Haricots Verts Nutrition + Substitutes:

Each serving of sautéed haricots verts has 86 calories, 6 grams fat, 8 grams carbohydrates, 3 grams of fiber, and 2 grams protein. The rest of the nutrition facts can be found below.

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White bowl with sauteed haricots verts

Easiest Recipe for Haricot Verts

  • Author: Emily Dingmann of myeverydaytable.com
  • Prep Time: 0 minutes
  • Cook Time: 6 minutes
  • Total Time: 6 minutes
  • Yield: 4 servings
  • Category: Side
  • Method: Skillet
  • Cuisine: American
  • Diet: Vegetarian
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Truly the EASIEST recipe for haricots verts! This sautéed haricots verts recipe takes just 2 ingredients + is on the table in 10 min.


  • 1 lb. haricot verts
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 1/8 tsp. sea salt


  1. Melt butter in large pan over medium high heat. When it sizzles, add in the haricot verts.
  2. Cook for 3 minutes, mostly undisturbed. Let them get a bit dark.
  3. Season with salt and add 1/3 cup water to pan and cover.
  4. Turn down heat to medium low and cook for 3-4 minutes for tender crisp, 5-6 minutes if you want them softer.
  5. Remove cover and cook until all liquid has evaporated. Add more salt to taste if desired. 


  • See seasoning suggestions above. 

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