Haricots verts are blanched and tossed in lemon juice for a simple accompaniment.
Prepare a large bowl of ice water and set aside. Bring a 4-quart pot of lightly salted water to a rolling boil. Add the haricots verts and blanch until vibrant, about 5 minutes.
Drain in a colander, then submerge in the bowl of ice water. Drain and arrange in a serving bowl. Add salt and lemon juice, toss, and serve family style.