South Leigh Seasonal Recipes
Bean Salad with Garlic & Mint ~ Serves 4
400g French beans topped and tailed, or young runner beans, trimmed and sliced
4 tblsps olive oil
juice and zest of half a small lemon
sea salt and black pepper
1 clove of garlic
a good handful of fresh mint leaves
In a suitable salad bowl, mix the oil, lemon juice and zest together with a good grind of black pepper and sea salt. Boil or steam the beans until they are tender.
Whilst the beans are cooking finely chop the garlic and mint. Drain the beans and stir into the oil and lemon mixture whilst they are still warm. Stir in the garlic and mint. Serve warm or cold.