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Peas & beans with crunchy croutons

Peas & beans with crunchy croutons

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  • Preparation and cooking time
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  • Easy
  • Serves 4

Spruce up your side dish with crispy bread cubes flavoured with garlic and lemon

  • Vegetarian
Nutrition: per serving
NutrientUnit
kcal210
fat13g
saturates7g
carbs16g
sugars3g
fibre7g
protein8g
salt0.4g
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Ingredients

  • 50g butter
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 bread roll, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 300g green bean , stalk end trimmed
  • 300g garden pea
  • 2 garlic cloves , thinly sliced
  • zest ½ lemon

Method

  • STEP 1

    Bring a pan of water to the boil, and heat half the butter with the olive oil in a frying pan. Toss the bread in the frying pan to coat in the butter and oil, then cook for 2-3 mins until the croutons are crisp and golden. Meanwhile, boil the beans for 2 mins. Add the peas and cook for 1 min more, then drain. Tip the croutons onto a plate.

  • STEP 2

    Add the remaining butter to the pan with the garlic, sizzle for 30 secs until the garlic is golden, then add the veg and lemon zest, and cook for 1 min more. Toss in the croutons just before serving.

Goes well with

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2014

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