These two side dishes – roasted petite carrots and teriyaki haricot vert green beans – feature Trader Joe’s produce and can be made year-round! They are simple, delicious, and compliment just about any entrée!
If you are like me, sometimes I spend so much energy deciding on and preparing the main course of a meal that making sides can feel like such a burden! That is why I LOVE these healthy sides! They are a little more up-scale than regular green beans and carrots, but could not be easier to make. Additionally, they pair so well with just about anything! For example, last week a friend and I made a meal for someone in need. She made my London Broil Mississippi Roast and I made haricot vert green beans and petite carrots of many colors. Voila! You have a protein, a green, and a starch! These sides truly can round out just about anything!
Can I Use Regular Green Beans and Carrots?
While both these recipes feature some of my favorite Trader Joe’s produce, you can absolutely substitute these for what is available in your grocery store. Although haricot vert green beans and petite carrots are more tender, regular green beans and carrots will work if you do not have access to these products!
How do you know when these veggies are done cooking?
Both of these recipes are SO easy to prepare. Starting with the carrots, after you place them in the oven you can watch them roast until they start to brown and caramelize. Once you see that golden-brown color, they are done and ready. For the green beans, you have to wait until the sauce evaporates and thickens. Both of these recipes are so easy to follow and so easy to cook perfectly!
A Punch of Zesty Flavor.
Both of these vegetables are PACKED with flavor! The haricot vert green beans are cooked in garlic teriyaki sauce for a salty, delicious Asian flavor. I love to roast my petite carrots of many colors with zesty ranch seasoning, but feel free to substitute your favorite seasoning blend! Although it is simple, the seasonings take these side dishes over the top!
What is the Difference Between Haricot Vert Green Beans and Traditional Green Beans?
Haricot vert green beans are French green beans, and they are longer and skinnier than regular green beans. They also have a more tender texture and fresher flavor. I think they are so elegant!
What are the benefits of serving these as a side?
The carrots and the green beans both serve as a delicious and healthy side to whatever you might be serving for dinner. They are also a wonderful and extremely easy option for a night where you maybe don’t have a lot of time to make dinner. When you need some healthy sides quick, both of these recipes are perfect for the occasion!
What Can I Serve With Haricot Vert Green Beans and Petite Carrots of Many Colors?
The real question is what can you NOT serve with these sides! Seriously, these are delicious served alongside any protein, or can be enjoyed by themselves! I love to serve them with anything from Filet Mignon, to my Best Salmon of Your Life, to Crispy Chicken Thighs. The options are endless with these flavorful dishes!
Let me know what you like to serve these versatile sides with in the comments below! As always, thanks so much for stopping by. Be blessed, and stay savvy!!!
- 2 16 oz packages or petite carrots of many colors
- 2 TB EVOO
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Ranch seasoning to taste (you can use any of your favorite seasonigh here! I also love Greek and Italian seasoning on these!)
- 1/4 cup fresh parsley (optional but recommended)
Preheat oven to 400 F.
Add the carrots to a bowl, and drizzle them with EVOO.
Add your salt and pepper, seasoning of choice, and parsley. Toss until well combined.
Roast until they start to brown and caramelize. Pro Tip: Use a large baking sheet to ensure the carrots roast evenly!
Nutrition InformationYield 6 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 107Total Fat 5gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 0mgSodium 510mgCarbohydrates 15gFiber 5gSugar 6gProtein 2g
- 1 pounnd Frozen Harcort Vert Green Beans
- 2 tblsp. EVOO
- 1/4 cup Chicken broth
- 1/4 cup Roasted Garlic Teriyaki Sauce
- Drizzle of Honey (optional)
- Add your olive oil and green beans to a skillet, and cover with chicken broth. I love to use bone broth!
- Cover and steam the green beans until they start to get tender. This usually takes about five minutes!
- Add the teriyaki sauce and cook uncovered until the sauce evaporates and thickens!
- Top with a drizzle of honey for some "sweet heat" and enjoy!