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Green Beans with Basil   Veg  HT  ACC  45mins


Serves 4    Hot  Vegan  Vegetarian  Vegetables  Nuts  Herbs   Accompaniment   Gluten Wheat Dairy Free  Eggless



450g/1 lb Fresh Green Beans, topped and tailed

Salt and Pepper

90ml/3fl.oz. Olive Oil

25g/1oz Flaked Almonds

2 Medium sized Onions, chopped

4 ripe Tomatoes

6 tbsp Fresh Basil, chopped

2 Cloves Garlic, crushed

4 tbsp Fresh Parsley, chopped




1. Cook the whole beans in boiling salted water for 10 minutes or until tender.


2. Meanwhile, heat 4 tbsp of the oil in a large frying pan, add the almonds and brown evenly. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside.


3. Add the onions to the pan with a little more oil if necessary, and fry gently until soft and transparent.


4. Skin the tomatoes by dropping into boiling water for a couple of minutes - this makes the skins easier to remove - then roughly chop. Add them to the onions, season with salt and pepper and cook for 10-15 minutes over a high heat until thickened.


5. Pound the basil leaves, garlic, parsley and remaining oil until well combined then stir into the tomato mixture. Mix well and heat through.


6. To serve - place the beans in a warmed serving dish, pour the sauce over and sprinkle with flaked almonds.



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