Mixed beans with almonds

The perfect side for a delicious dinner spread, mixed green beans are wonderful tossed with a fragrant, zesty dressing and sprinkled with toasted almonds for extra crunch.

  • 15 mins preparation
  • 4 mins cooking
  • Serves 6
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Mixed beans with almonds
  • 400 gram green beans, trimmed
  • 1 1/2 cup frozen broad beans, shelled
  • 2 tablespoon olive oil
  • 2 clove garlic, crushed
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted
  • 2 tablespoon chopped parsley


Mixed beans with almonds
  • 1
    Bring a pan of water to the boil. Add beans. Cook 2-3 minutes, until beans are tender-crisp and bright green. Drain well. Transfer to a bowl.
  • 2
    Pour over combined oil, garlic and zest. Season to taste and toss for 1 minute. Serve sprinkled with almonds and parsley.


To remove shells from broad beans, blanch, then squeeze to pop them out of the skin. Cook as directed. You can buy toasted almonds in most supermarkets. However, to toast your own almonds, toss nuts in a dry frying pan over high heat for 1-2 minutes until golden. Transfer to a bowl immediately.

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