Wednesday, 24 February 2016 - , , , 0 comments

RECIPE : Garlicky Lemony Green Beans

If you like green beans, try my garlicky lemony version-it takes them into another league!
I cook and blanch them lightly first so that they still have a bite to them, then toss them in hot olive oil flavoured with garlic paste, lemon juice and black pepper. Then they're lightly pan-fried so that the flavours are completely infused into the beans-they're absolutely amazing!

I usually serve mine as an accompaniment to a simple meal like griddled fish and a jacket potato-they just add a zing that brings the plate to life.


The beans work out to 1sp/70kcal per serving 

YOU WILL NEED: (Serves 2)

170g bag trimmed fine green beans
1 teaspoon olive oil
2 teaspoons garlic puree
(See HERE for review)
juice of 1/4 of a lemon
black pepper


Simply pierce the bag containing the beans in a few places and microwave for 2 minutes. Alternatively, steam or boil the beans for
2-3 minutes in a pan of boiling water
on the hob.

Tip into a colander and rinse under plenty of cold water. This stops the cooking process and keeps the beans a vibrant green colour.

Heat the oil, garlic paste, lemon juice and black pepper in a small frying pan.

Tip the drained beans into the hot garlicky, lemony oil and mix well to coat evenly.

Cook on a medium heat for about 6-8 minutes turning frequently until they just start to 'catch' in places. They still need to have a good bite to them so don't let them go soggy.

Serve as an accompaniment to your chosen main meal and wait for the zesty flavours to dance on your tongue!





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