Flageolet beans

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Flageolot Beans are young haricot beans, which have been removed from their pods before getting ripe. They are a delicate green, tasting sweet and tender.

Flageolet beans are excellent with fatty birds, or with young lamb or accompanying hot ham. Use as an excellent addition to any casserole.

Food and Flavour Pairing

Flageolet beans go well with:


Beans last for a good length of time, but do toughen with age, so buy in smallish quantities. If you buy in bulk, check for dirt and insects as these are not uncommon and should be anticipated. Store somewhere dark and cool, and free from potential insect contamination. Tins are a godsend to any cook as they are quick to prepare and long lasting.

Other Languages

Language Flageolet
French Flageolet
German Flageolett
Italian Fagiolino
Spanish Judía verde

Further reading

  • Christian, G. (2005) Real Flavours: the handbook of gourmet & deli ingredients, Grub Street. ISBN 1904943209.
  • Stobart, T. (1981) The Cook's Encyclopedia: ingredients & processes, Harper & Row. ISBN 0060141271.