Bistro runner bean salad
- Preparation and cooking time
- Serves 4
Runner beans are usually just treated as a side dish, but in this main-meal salad they get a starring role
For the dressing
- STEP 1
Whisk together the dressing ingredients, then set aside. Cook the runner beans in a pan of boiling water for 4 mins until tender. Drain and tip into iced water. Fry the bacon in a dry pan until crisp, add the beans to the bacon, then remove from the heat. Bring another pan of water to the boil, add the vinegar, then poach the eggs for about 3 mins. Remove from the pan with a slotted spoon, then drain on kitchen paper.
- STEP 2
Dress and toss the beans and bacon with the lettuce and tomatoes. Pile the salad onto 4 plates, top with poached eggs and serve.