Haricots Verts in Plum Tomatoes

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

This dish looks impressive but it's very easy to prepare, so it's great for a dinner party! This is a great recipe for those of you who grow your own tomatoes and green beans. It makes more dressing than you'll need for the tomato/green bean combo....I use the extra dressing the next night on our salad.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Slice off the top and bottom of each tomato; remove the pulp with a spoon to create hollow cylinders, set aside.
  2. Trim the stem ends of the green beans.
  3. Steam the beans in a saucepan for 3-5 minutes or just until tender; do not overcook!
  4. Place 12 green beans, or as many as will fit, in each tomato; arrange the tomatoes on a serving dish.
  5. Combine the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, salt, and pepper in a bowl or blender container; whisk or process until smooth.
  6. Drizzle 1 tablespoon of the vinaigrette over each tomato.
Most Helpful

Very tasty. I only made 2 tomatoes but made the full amount of dressing, it was great on salad the next day. So easy, yet looks great. I think I'll take this to the next potluck we go to. Thanks for posting! Reviewed for Zaar Tag 2005

Simply Chris October 05, 2005