String Beans with Shallots, Capers & Dill

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These easy Haricot Vert (French String Beans) packs the perfect combination of simple flavors with an al dente texture. Shallots cooked gently bringing a sweetness to the dish and the capers adds a slight tang. Not to mention everything tastes better with dill. I serve this with grilled chicken tenders, but keep it vegetarian and add toasted nuts. However you serve this side dish, I hope you enjoy it as much as we do. Happy Cooking!

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String Beans with Shallots, Capers and Dill

An easy and super delicious vegetarian and vegan friendly side dish recipe.

Course Side Dish
Cuisine American, French, Healthy, Mediterranean
Keyword Capers, Cuisine, dill, French Style String Beans, Haricots Vert, Healthy Recipes, shallots, Side Dish Recipes, String Beans, Trending Cuisine, Trending Recipes, Vegan Cuisine, Vegan Recipes, Vegetarian Cuisine, Vegetarian Recipe
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 17 minutes
Servings 4 People
Calories 136 kcal


  • 1 pound String Beans Ends Snipped off. I use Haricot Verts (French String Beans)
  • 1 – 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 shallot peeled and sliced
  • 1 clove garlic chopped finely
  • 2 tablespoon fresh dill finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoon capers rinsed thoroughly
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt or kosher (adjust for your diet)


  1. Add the string beans to a steamer pot insert. Steam over boiling water for 3 minutes. Remove the steamer basket with the undercooked beans and set aside.

    Note: Beans will be slightly undercooked.

  2. While the beans are steaming, add the olive oil to a non stick pan. Use medium heat.

  3. Saute the shallots until slightly softened and fragrant.

  4. Add the garlic, dill and capers. Add the black pepper and a pinch of the salt. Stir and cook 30 to 60 seconds.

    Note: Be careful not to brown the shallots.

  5. Add the string beans and season with the remaining salt. Mix well and cook for 1 to 2 minutes until beans are cooked through and still al dente.

  6. Transfer to a serving dish. Serve with your favorite entree. Enjoy!

Recipe Notes

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Nutritional Information will vary depending on serving size.

Nutrition Facts
String Beans with Shallots, Capers and Dill
Amount Per Serving
Calories 136 Calories from Fat 99
% Daily Value*
Fat 11g17%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
Sodium 410mg18%
Potassium 274mg8%
Carbohydrates 10g3%
Fiber 4g17%
Sugar 4g4%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 807IU16%
Vitamin C 15mg18%
Calcium 50mg5%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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