1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Discuss in my forum

What are haricot vert?

By

Haricot vert
Annabelle Breakey/Digital Vision/Getty Images
Question: What are haricot vert?
What are haricot verts? They appear to be a green bean. Are they the same?
Answer: Haricot vert is indeed French for green beans. Haricot meaning beans and vert meaning green. French green beans are longer and thinner than most American varieties. They are also more tender and have a more complex flavor.

For the most part, they are interchangeable with American green beans which are also called string beans or snap beans.

If your recipe specifies haricot vert and you are unable to find them, substitute with the thinnest young green beans you can find.

More About Vegetables:
Vegetable Cooking Articles
Vegetable Recipes
  1. About.com
  2. Food
  3. Home Cooking
  4. Food / Health Information
  5. Cooking FAQs
  6. What are haricot vert?

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.