Keep it simple; when it comes to vegetables there is no better recipe than a simple one. Not only is this recipe quick, and easy but it is incredibly delicious. You only need four ingredients – Haricots Vert, sesame oil, salt and the star of the show is the Szechuan Peppercorn, which you can find in your grocery store spice aisle. I also usually prefer to use Haricots Vert, better know as French style string beans. I personally feel they have better flavor than regular string beans so much so you can eat them raw. This simple recipe is also great for grilling – just place them in a grill basket and grill away. We typically eat string beans at least once a week – they are loaded with nutrients and low in calories. I encourage you to try this recipe and hope that you will enjoy it as much as we do. A great paring is my Broiled Salmon Recipe. Happy Cooking!
Roasted Haricots Vert
A quick and easy side dish that is low in calories and carbs.
- 1 pound haricots vert (French Style String Beans) ends snipped (i.e. cut off the tips)
- 2 tablespoons sesame oil
- 1 teaspoon szechuan peppercorn freshly ground
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt (adjust salt to suit your taste bud)
Preheat oven 450 degrees.
Note: Use the roast setting if your oven has this feature.
Rinse and drain the haricots vert.
Add the haricots vert to a parchment lined sheetpan.
Add the sesame oil, ground peppercorns and salt. Mix thoroughly to coat the beans.
Spread the haricots vert in a single layer on the sheetpan.
Roast in the oven for 10 minutes.
Remove the roasted beans from the oven. Transfer to a serving bowl or platter.
Garnish with chopped scallions if desired. Serve with your favorite entree. Enjoy and Happy Cooking.
You can use regular freshly ground peppercorn instead of Szechuan Peppercorns. If you use regular peppercorn and want a bit of spiciness, you can add red or chipotle pepper flakes.
Feel free to substitute regular string beans.