Recipe

Mixed beans with almonds

Laced with goodness, there's always reason to whip up this effortless and tasty accompaniment for any meal or occasion.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 5 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Ingredients

Mixed beans with almonds
  • 400 gram green beans, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen broad beans, skins removed
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted

Method

Mixed beans with almonds
  • 1
    Preheat oven to moderately hot, 190°C. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil. Add beans. Cook for 2-3 minutes until beans are tender but crisp and bright green. Drain well. Transfer to a bowl.
  • 2
    Pour over combined oil, garlic and lemon zest. Season to taste and toss to combine.
  • 3
    Serve sprinkled with almonds.

Notes

To remove skins from broad beans, blanch beans to loosen skins, then refresh under cold water. Squeeze to pop beans out of their skins. Toast almonds by tossing in a dry frypan over a high heat for 1-2 minutes until golden.