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Charred summer greens recipe

Charred summer greens recipe

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This easy yet impressive side is sure to impress next time you have guests over. Serve alongside your Sunday roast or with a summer BBQ. See method

  • Serves 6
  • 10 mins to prepare and 10 mins to cook
  • 126 calories / serving
  • Vegetarian
  • Gluten-free
  • Dairy-free


  • 220g pack green beans, trimmed
  • 2 x 180g packs stringless beans (or runner beans), trimmed and sliced
  • 2-pack Little Gem lettuces, washed and quartered
  • 50g unsalted butter
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 30g whole almonds, toasted and chopped
1 of your 5-a-day and high in fibre

Each serving contains

  • Energy

  • Fat

    10g 14%
  • Saturates

    5g 23%
  • Sugars

    3g 4%
  • Salt

    0.1g 1%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 3.9g Protein 3.3g Fibre 4.2g


  1. Blanch all the beans in a pan of simmering water for 2 mins over a medium-high heat. Drain and set aside.
  2. Heat a large frying pan over a medium-high heat. Char the quartered lettuces for 5-6 mins, turning until all sides are charred. Transfer to a large platter.
  3. Add the blanched beans to the dry frying pan in batches for 3-4 mins, tossing regularly, until charred and tender. Add to the platter with the lettuce.
  4. Remove the hot pan from the heat and add the butter and lemon juice. Swirl together until melted, then add the chopped almonds; season. Pour the nutty butter over the charred greens to serve.

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