French beans, asparagus and mangetout with chopped almonds and lime

Another Ottolenghi inspired recipe – his calls for roasted chopped hazlenuts and orange. Hey, you do what you can with what you have on hand and “wow” it was so good!

This was a dish I took along to a barbecue but with a little grilled meat or some hard boiled eggs (for a vegetarian meal) would make a very delicious and satisfying light lunch or supper dish.

Ottolenghi Beans (1)

Ingredients (serves 4-6)

  • 400g of trimmed French beans chopped and lightly boiled
  • 400g mangetout lightly boiled
  • 1 bunch asparagus chopped and lightly boiled
  • 70g chopped or flaked almonds, dry toasted in a frying pan
  • 2 limes – zested and the juice squeezed out
  • 20g chopped parsley
  • 1 crushed garlic clove
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • Coarse sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Simply mix together the lime zest, juice, olive oil and seasoning and add to the beans and mangetout. Sprinkle over the almonds, mix, taste and adjust the seasoning if necessary. Serve at room temperature.

 

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37 thoughts on “French beans, asparagus and mangetout with chopped almonds and lime

    1. I had to resort to Google to confirm that mangetout were the snow peas showing in the picture. I learn something new everyday it seems. Snow peas (or snap peas) are a veggie I manage to grow all year, even when there are frosts.

      1. Ooh that’s interesting – as we seem to be spending more time in England (and I have had no luck with these in Spain as it was too hot) I should give growing them another go!

    2. Hi Betsey – I’ve added a link for mangetout, they’re also known as snow peas. They look like little underdeveloped pea pods and you can eat them all either raw or lightly cooked! So sorry not to have explained 😦

      1. No worries, I’m very familiar with snow peas but had never heard them called mangetout. That term just hadn’t crossed my radar, but I love learning new things, so thanks! 🙂

    1. Ciao! I’ve added a link for mangetout, they’re also known as snow peas. They look like little underdeveloped pea pods and you can eat them all either raw or lightly cooked! So sorry not to have explained 😦

      1. Now I know perfectly what it is….
        And have learnt a new word for ” taccole” I think…
        When I was a child it was available at the greengrocer’s and in my family we made use of it, but now it seem to have disappeared….
        Mysteries of modernity!

  1. Beautiful mix I have to try as I have a habit of not mixing asparagus with other vegetables. Perhaps a grilled fillet of fish or a couple or three marinated lamb cutlets would suit me for a full meal!! [And sorry for having ‘taken over’ your post last time . . . shall behave 😀 !!]

    1. I know what you mean as asparagus are do beautifully flavoured it’s nice just to enjoy them on their own! And all comments from my lovely blogging pals are welcome here – vive la difference I say!!

      1. Spreading the vegan love around Ms Chica, you are a most generous food blog host to make sure ALL of your dear constant readers are catered for at least once in the blogging calender year 🙂

  2. Isn’t Summer great, Tanya? This dish screams “SUMMER!” and does it ever look good! I, too, had to look up “mangetout” and was surprised to see it was French. I’d been reading it as “Mangiatut’!”. Where was this Italian know-how when I needed it 2 months ago? 🙂

    1. It was a bit presumptuous (is that how you spell it?!) to think everyone would know the word. In English we adopt words from other languages and forget that they were not ours in the first place J then expect everyone to know what we’re talking about….like aubergine for eggplant!

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