By: beachcritters

September 12, 2013


Like many people, my husband and I try to watch what we eat.  We never buy processed food and for the most part,  I shop the perimeter of the grocery store.  But with our schedules it makes it hard to do all the time.  Sometimes I get home late, or Peter does.  Let’s face it, there is just ever enough time in the day to do all we need, much less make a healthy meal all the time.

This is what I call a compromise.  It was quick and easy, but semi healthy and so tasty!  It really all began because I wanted Haricot Verts or what is known as French green beans.  It almost became an obsession, I was thinking about them so much.

I had a nice fish dish planned but then my crazy week began and I just didn’t have the time I thought I was going to have.  I had to come up with a new game plan.


This was so easy to put together, didn’t take any time at all and the nice thing is, you can modify it however you would like to fit your own tastes.  It really makes for a great, but easy dinner.

So the next time you come home and need a quick meal.  Try this because you’ll love the taste and not feel guilty.

Happy eating!

Green bean and tomato pasta

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  • Yield: 2-4
  • Difficulty: easy
  • Recipe type: entree


  • 1/2 lb whole grain pasta, cooked according to package directions
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 package haricots verts, sliced in thirds
  • 1 pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 teaspoon dijion mustard with tarragon
  • 1 cup chardonnay
  • 2 chicken breasts, grilled and sliced
  • asiago cheese, grated fine


  1. melt butter and olive oil in a pan
  2. add shallot and garlic and cook until tender
  3. add green beans and toss in butter and oil. cook for one minute
  4. add tomatoes, season with salt and pepper and cook for 1 additional minute
  5. add wine and cook until alcohol is cooked off, about 5-10 min
  6. add grilled chicken
  7. add dijion mustard and blend into mixture
  8. adjust seasoning to taste
  9. pour over whole grain pasta and top with grated Asiago cheese

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