Runner bean vinaigrette

Runner bean vinaigrette

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 4

If you're not mad on anchovies, grilled bacon or lardons can add the required salty bite

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
283
protein
9g
carbs
15g
fat
21g
saturates
3g
fibre
3g
sugar
4g
salt
0.78g

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs
  • 500g runner beans, fully prepare and halved lengthways (see tip, below)
  • 1 tbsp olive or sunflower oil
  • 85g good white bread, whizzed to rough crumbs
  • 1 garlic clove, bashed
  • small bunch chives, snipped
  • 4 anchovies in olive oil, chopped

For the dressing

  • 4 tbsp olive oil, sunflower or other mild oil
  • 1 tbsp virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp English mustard

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Method

  1. Put the eggs into a pan of cold water, bring to a boil, then simmer for 8 mins. Put the beans into a steamer or heatproof colander, cover and steam over the egg pan for 4-5 mins or until just tender and very bright green. Meanwhile, whisk the dressing ingredients together and season with salt and pepper. Cool the eggs under cold water, then peel.
  2. Heat a frying pan and add the oil. When hot, tip in the breadcrumbs and whole garlic clove. Stir for about 3 mins until toasty and golden, and just infused with the garlic. Chop the eggs, chives and anchovies and mix together.
  3. Toss the beans with the dressing while still warm, then scoop onto a serving dish. Top with the anchovy mix and the crumbs, then spoon over any dressing left in the bowl.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, September 2008

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pollyw43's picture

Excellent recipe to uses glut of garden beans. I use chopped up bacon not anchovies (as we don't like them) and no vinegar

kathrynholmes's picture
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In the dressing that is - sorry!

kathrynholmes's picture
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I'm pretty sure that the 1tbsp of Virgin Olive Oil, should read 1tbsp of vinegar. That's how I make it and we love it!

irmgard2's picture
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Very nice and just the ticket to get some veg into my veg-hating husband!

janbomyers's picture
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Nice. Be sure to use really fresh runner beans.

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