Runner beans with rocket & Parmesan

Runner beans with rocket & Parmesan

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 5 mins plus cooling


Serves 4
This light green salad with walnuts and Italian cheese makes a versatile side dish or starter. Add prosciutto for extra wow factor.

Nutrition and extra info

  • Healthy
  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal242
  • fat23g
  • saturates4g
  • carbs3g
  • sugars2g
  • fibre3g
  • protein5g
  • salt0.3g
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  • 50ml extra virgin olive oil
    olive oil

    Olive oil

    ol-iv oyl

    Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…

  • juice 1 lemon



    Oval in shape with a pronouced bulge on one end, lemons are one of the most versatile…

  • 300g runner bean, stringed and sliced
    Runner bean

    Runner bean

    Run-ner beens

    Runner beans have been growing in South America for over 2000 years, and are a popular garden…

  • 50g walnut half, roughly chopped
  • 50g bag wild rocket



    Rocket is a very 'English' leaf, and has been used in salads since Elizabethan times. It…

  • 25g parmesan (or vegetarian alternative)



    Parmesan is a straw-coloured hard cheese with a natural yellow rind and rich, fruity flavour. It…


  1. Mix the olive oil with the lemon juice, season and set aside. Boil a large pan of salted water, then cook the beans for about 8 mins until tender. Drain well and leave to cool a little.

  2. Toss the beans with half the dressing, the walnuts and rocket. Place in a serving dish and scatter with the Parmesan, then drizzle over the remaining dressing.

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2nd Apr, 2018
I used green beans instead of runner beans but otherwise followed the recipe. It is absolutely delicious! I made it alongside fish cakes and steamed new potatoes which went together perfectly.
jazzyb543's picture
29th Jul, 2013
this is a simple light lunch salad which i love making i recommend growing your own rocket for this or buying local produce it gives a much more natural taste overall great light lunch.
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jazzyb543's picture
29th Jul, 2013
i recommend growing your own rocket for this or buying local non-supermarket/packaged salads its better to buy local and fresh.
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