Runner beans with bacon & hazelnuts

Runner beans with bacon & hazelnuts

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins

Easy

Serves 4
A vibrant seasonal side dish to perk up a bowl of beans

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal208
  • fat19g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs5g
  • sugars4g
  • fibre3g
  • protein6g
  • salt0.5g
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Ingredients

  • 500g runner beans, trimmed and sliced
    Runner bean

    Runner bean

    Run-ner beens

    Runner beans have been growing in South America for over 2,000 years, and are a popular garden…

  • 4 rashers smoked streaky bacon, chopped into large pieces
  • handful blanched hazelnuts, roughly chopped
    Hazelnuts

    Hazelnut

    hay-zl-nut

    Grown in Europe and the US, hazelnuts are encased in a smooth, hard brown shell but are most…

  • 2 tbsp wine vinegar
  • 5 tbsp double cream
  • small handful tarragon leaves, roughly chopped
    Tarragon

    Tarragon

    ta-ra-gon

    A popular and versatile herb, tarragon has an intense flavour that's a unique mix of sweet…

Method

  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil and cook the beans for 4-5 mins until cooked, but still vibrant. Drain the beans and tip straight into a bowl of ice-cold water. Drain again and set aside.

  2. Heat a frying pan, tip in the bacon and sizzle for 4-5 mins until it starts to crisp. Throw in the hazelnuts and cook for another few mins until the nuts start to brown. Use a slotted spoon to scoop out the bacon and nuts, but leave behind any juices and residue. Place the pan back on a low heat, slosh in the vinegar and sizzle for a moment, then stir in the cream. Return the beans, bacon and hazelnuts to the pan to warm through and toss them in the dressing. Tip into a bowl and mix in the tarragon just before serving.

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Comments (3)

lizleicester's picture
3.75

I used less beans than this recipe suggests and still had plenty for 5 people. Forgot the white wine and didn't use the cream, but the bacon and hazelnuts gave a wonderful flavour.

sarahlarrell's picture
5

Beautiful and easy to make. I have got so many compliments over this dish!

letsdolunch's picture
3

Used pine nuts instead

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