29 April 2010

Recipe: Warm vegetable and bean salad

Warm vegetable and bean salad

Cooking Time: 15 minutes.
Serves 4

Ingredients:
250g beans (black-eyed, kidney, or butter beans)
250g green string beans, chopped
250g broccoli, chopped
250g yellow patty pans, sliced
1/2 clove garlic, crushed

Serve with: your main course. Add a little bit of lemon juice or balsamic vinegar.

Method:
Lightly sauté the green beans, broccoli and patty pans in a non-stick pan using a little bit of water and the garlic.
Remove from the pan and mix with the other beans.
Serve warm
Once on the plate, drizzle some lemon juice or balsamic vinegar over the salad.

Tip You can prepare the beans from scratch if you like, but if you don't have the time to cook them for hours, use the tinned variety, but be sure to rinse and drain them well. Beans are high in soluble fibre which helps to lower your cholesterol.

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