Peas & beans with crunchy croutons

Peas & beans with crunchy croutons

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Prep: 10 mins Cook: 10 mins


Serves 4
Spruce up your side dish with crispy bread cubes flavoured with garlic and lemon

Nutrition and extra info

  • Vegetarian

Nutrition: per serving

  • kcal210
  • fat13g
  • saturates7g
  • carbs16g
  • sugars3g
  • fibre7g
  • protein8g
  • salt0.4g


  • 50g butter



    Butter is a dairy product made from separating whole milk or cream into fat and…

  • drizzle of 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…

  • 1 bread roll, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 300g green bean, stalk end trimmed
  • 300g garden pea



    A type of legume, peas grow inside long, plump pods. As is the case with all types of legume,…

  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • zest ½ lemon



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


  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.

  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.

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