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Posh new potatoes and green beans

Posh new potatoes and green beans

One of the best ways to eat fresh and save cash is buy seasonally and make the most of promotions in story. That’s what happened when I came up with this dish. The potatoes were just 59p a bag and the green beans on offer for 39p. The spinach was also on a deal and as I only needed a couple of handfuls on spinach and half a 20p lemon, this side for at least 6 came in at just £1.30. I could have just served it all plain on the side but combining and adding some lemon and sumac (a Moroccan seasoning) it becomes something dinner party worthy! It’s also made in one pan and one jam jar so creates minimal washing up too. Always a bonus in my book.
If you want to make more of this meal you can easily add a protein, perhaps some sliced Quorn or chicken, hot smoked salmon fillets or cubes of feta. Or have it cold next day as a hearty salad with a few handfuls of salad leaves, olives, tuna and boiled egg for a twist on a salade nicoise.

Posh New Potatoes and Green Beans

May 10, 2017
: 6
: 5 min
: 15 min
: 20 min

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Ingredients
  • 750g-1kg new potatoes, halved
  • 200g-250g green beans, cut in half
  • 2 large handfuls of spinach, washed and roughly chopped
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice (fresh or ready squeezed)
  • 3 tsp sumac
  • Salt and pepper to taste
Directions
  • Step 1 1. Boil the potatoes for around 10mins until still half cooked, add the green beans to the pan and both should be ready at the same time. You don’t want them overcooked and falling apart.
  • Step 2 2. In a jam jar or plastic container place oil, lemon and somac and shake vigiorously.
  • Step 3 3. Drain beans and potatoes and stir through the chopped spinach and dressing.
  • Step 4 4. Serve.


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