French Beans with Garlic & Herbs–add a sunny plate of color to your holiday table with a simple little jewel from the recipe collection at Bijouxs.
Traditionally green beans are a favorite side dish on the holiday table. Instead of the go-to green bean casserole this year, opt for something fresher, a lighter complement to your holiday spread–yellow french beans known as haricot jaune. These little jewels are a perfect way to shake things up a bit, while still remaining true to the traditional flavors and tastes of the season.
This recipe is a take on classic French beans, one that transtions the seasons beautifully. Often it becomes the base for a summer Provençal-style salad, with the inclusion of tuna, potatoes, capers, tomatoes and olives. The pop of yellow is playful and maybe even a bit unexpected in Winter, but why not embrace a little sunshine?
Thank holiday goodness this sunny plate of French Beans with Garlic & Herbs is an easy fix. A majority of the recipe can be prepped ahead–here’s how: parboil the beans, mince the shallots and garlic, prep the fresh basil leaves and parsley–ready & set. Just prior to serving, the beans are quickly sautéed with the shallots and garlic until heated through, toss in the herbs, then plate and serve the sunshine.
Wishing you bright, sunny and delicious Holidays from Bijouxs.
As always, enjoy. B