All The Green Beans

There are no more boring green veggie sides with this versatile and super tasty all the green beans dish. It makes a delicious salad or side, which can be served hot or cold. The beans are simply combined with a sour and tangy dressing which will add a bit of freshness to any meal.

versatile all the green beans dish makes a delicious salad or side

I always have green beans stocked in my fridge and freezer. There are so many to choose from and are a brilliant veg to add to all sorts of lunches and dinners. All the green beans is a simple way to add a little extra flavour and excitement to them. The dressing adds a lovely tang and freshness to the beans and tastes amazing hot or cold

This recipe uses a selection of green beans, broad beans and peas all of which are incredibly versatile veggies and pretty inexpensive. But you could literally use any green veg you have in your fridge and freezer.

This dish also goes well with everything, like grilled fish, meat or meat alternatives, and can be served either hot or cold so is perfect all year round. I find that it pairs particularly well if you have used stronger flavours on the protein element of your meal such as harissa, chilli or curry.

All the greens is a delicious salad which I served on a bed of watercress, but again use any leafy greens you like. If your enjoying it hot simply serve straight from the pan!

What you will need for all the green beans:

  • Green beans
    • rich source of vitamins and minerals
    • Incredibly verstaile and inexpensive
  • Peas
    • They contain just about every essential vitamin and mineral, along with a significant amount of fiber
    • ┬áNaturally sweet and packed with viatmin A
  • Broad Beans
    • You can’t beat fresh broad beans
    • However if you are out of season thankfully many supermakets have them in the freezer aisle
  • Parlsey
    • Adds a clean peppery taste
    • Compliments so many dishes
    • Use fresh or frozen

And for the Dressing:

  • Extra Virgin Olive oil
    • I like to use a good quality Greek or Italian olive oil
  • White wine vinegar
    • A cupboard staple
    • Adds acidity to the dressing
  • Lemon juice
    • For an extra sour and fresh kick
  • Dijon Mustard
    • Another cupboard staple
    • Another tangy and sharp flavour

Diabetes Note

All the greens is a no-carb count salad or side that is perfect for jazzing up so many meals so you can eat as much or as little as you like!

If you want to make it even more filling you could add some cooked lentils or tinned beans in water

All The Green Beans

All The Green Beans

This versatile all the green beans dish makes a delicious salad or side, which can be served hot or cold

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Course: Salads, SidesDifficulty: Very Easy
Servings

4

servings
Prep time

10

minutes
Cooking time

5

minutes
Total time

15

minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 packets green beans

  • 350 g broad beans

  • 250 g peas

  • 3 tbsp parsley ripped or chopped

  • Dressing
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

  • 1 tbsp white wine vinegar

  • 2 tsp dijon mustard

  • 1/2 lemon, squeezed

Directions

  • Simply blanch (lightly boil) all the green beans
    I like to do it all in 1 pan so add the frozen broad beans to boiling water. As soon as it boils again I add the peas. Again as soon as it boils I add the green beans for 1-2 minutes depending on their thickness.
  • For the dressing simply mix all the ingredients together in a large bowl and season well.
    You should have a thick creamy sauce for the veggies to soak up.
  • If you are serving hot, add the drained beans straight into your dressing with the parsley, mix well and serve
  • If you are serving cold, run the drained beans under the cold water tap to start cooling them down. Then add them straight into the bowl with the dressing and parsley and combine.
    Once cooled serve on a bed of leaves.

Tips and Notes

  • You may want to change the dressing quantities based on how tangy you like your dressings.
  • Use fresh or frozen beans
  • Diabetes note – All the greens is a no-carb count salad or side that is perfect for jazzing up meals, so you can eat as much or as little as you like!
  • If you want to make this dish even more filling you could add some cooked lentils or tinned beans in water

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