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Garlicky green beans & peas with pine nuts

A side dish worthy of a starring role.
Green bean salad

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You can halve the green beans lengthways, if you like, for a more decorative look.

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1.Trim ends from green beans. Twist off ends from sugar snap peas and snow peas by pulling the end off down towards the tail to remove the ‘string’.
2.Fill a large saucepan with water and bring to the boil. Add salt.
3.Place a small sieve over a small stainless steel bowl. Place garlic, oil and pine nuts in a small non-stick frying pan; stir continuously over medium heat for 4 minutes or until garlic is golden. Strain into bowl; reserve oil. Pat garlic and pine nuts dry with paper towel; reserve.
4.Whisk mustard and lemon juice into reserved oil.
5.Add beans to water; cook for 1 minute. Add sugar snap peas; cook for another 1 minute. Add snow peas; cook for a further minute. Drain. Transfer beans and peas to a bowl of iced water; cool. Drain.
6.Toss beans and peas with dressing. Serve scattered with reserved garlic and pine nuts. Season to taste.

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