Whether used by the pinch or by the bunch, fresh thyme infuses any dish with unparalleled aroma and flavor.
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Haricots verts are thin, tender green beans. If you can't find them, use trimmed regular green beans, but add them to the pasta after 8 minutes of cooking since they'll take longer to cook. You can make the salad ahead, but dress it just before serving so the beans don't turn drab.