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spicy yellow beans with shallots + lemon

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  • Author: The Clever Carrot
  • Prep Time: 5 mins
  • Cook Time: 10 mins
  • Total Time: 15 mins
  • Yield: 4


  • 3/4 lb. yellow haricots verts, trimmed
  • 1 large shallot, sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, thinly sliced
  • 1/41 tsp. dried red chili flakes (depending on preference)
  • 1 lemon
  • olive oil
  • coarse, flaky sea salt


  1. In a large saute pan, warm a splash of olive oil over medium-low heat.
  2. Add the yellow beans, shallots, garlic and chili flakes. Season with salt.
  3. Saute the beans until fragrant, about 1 minute.
  4. Add a small splash of water to the pan, and place a lid on top.
  5. Cook the beans on low for about 3-5 minutes. Tip: If your heat is too high, the outside will overcook, causing the inside to remain crunchy.
  6. Remove the lid, and continue to cook until all of the moisture has evaporated and the beans are crisp tender.
  7. Add a small squeeze of lemon juice to taste. Adjust with more lemon and salt as desired.
  8. Serve warm.