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Seared yellow beans ’n’ greens


You'll need

80 ml (1/3 cup) olive oil 3 garlic cloves, thinly sliced 450 gm yellow beans, trimmed 3 golden shallots, thinly sliced 2 tbsp lemon juice 1½ tsp finely chopped thyme ½ tsp dried chilli flakes 2 cups (loosely packed) baby rocket

Method

  • 01
  • Heat oil and garlic in a large frying pan over medium heat until garlic is fragrant (1 minute). Add beans and shallot, stir frequently until lightly browned (4-5 minutes). Stir in lemon juice, thyme, chilli and 1½ tsp salt, cook until beans are just tender (3-5 minutes). Stir in rocket until just wilted (1 minute), then serve hot or at room temperature.

At A Glance

  • Serves 4 people
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  • Serves 4 people

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