Friday, 18 February 2011

Green beans with pine nuts (2 colours)

This is a lovely way to add some flavour to green beans.

Olive oil - 1 tbsp
Pine nuts - 15 g
Paprika - 0.25 tsp
Onion - 1, finely chopped
Garlic - 1 clove, finely chopped
Green beans - 250 g, ends trimmed
Lime juice - 1 tbsp

1) Heat the oil in a frying pan. When hot add the pine nuts and cook, stirring regularly until golden brown. Remove from the pan and drain on kitchen roll. Place in a small bowl, sprinkle over the paprika and shake the bowl until the pine nuts are coated.
2) Add the onion to the frying pan and fry gently until softened. Meanwhile place the green beans in a pan and cover with boiling water. Bring to the boil and cook for a few minutes until tender, but still firm.
3) Add the garlic to the frying pan and cook for 2 minutes. Add the green beans and stir well. Cook for a couple of minutes and then pour over the lime juice. Serve sprinkled with the pine nuts. Serves 2-4.

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