Haricot Verts with Dijon Mascarpone and Lemon

Here's a delicious way to serve up green beans, 
either the slender Haricot Verts, or any kind of string beans.  
Regular string beans will take just a minute or two more to cook, 
but the flavor will be just as pleasing.

I first saw this recipe from renown Michelin-Starred Chef Michael Mina 
Cook Taste Eat

The original recipe used horseradish (from the jar) to flavor the
creamy, rich mascarpone ~ but since one in our house doesn't 
care for the flavor of horseradish, I improvised and substituted
Dijon mustard instead.  I'm thinking this would also be fabulous
with whole grain mustard as well.

The flavored mascarpone is as rich as butter, but has more
substance. Instead of pooling at the bottom of your plate
as butter seems to do ~ it clings beautifully to the hot beans,
enrobing each one with it's tangy richness.
Fine shreds of lemon zest add another high note to
this yummy combination. 

This one received solid thumbs up ~ I would definitely consider
this for a holiday side dish... (and I admit I've made a 
lunch of a plate of these.)  :D

If you give this way of preparing string beans a try, 
I hope you'll love it as much as I do.

Click here for a printable copy of the recipe ~
and thank you for stopping by today and for leaving
me a comment!

Wishing you a good week ahead.
Blessings,  ~mari


  1. Perfect timing! There were green beans in our veggie box this morning and I have a container of mascarpone in the frig!

  2. Mari -- your recipes are always so beautiful -- this is going to be a hit and fit right into my low carb way of eating :)


  3. I just picked up some Haricot Verts last night to have with dinner tonight. I think I will try this recipe and if everyone loves it then it will be on my thanksgiving table. Nice recipe. Thanks for sharing.

  4. for anyone living near a Target that has a food department they have their own house brand "Archer Farms" frozen Haricot Verts...I read a review awhile back and finally found them so I bought a few bags...I was very surprised how good they are. Tastes just like fresh. I can't always find fresh ones at our grocery stores so these are perfect for keeping in the freezer...Try them you won't be disappointed!

  5. They look beautiful..the green is just popping off my screen..Thank you!


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