Charred Green Bean and Nectarine Salad

, from Issue #102. March, 2022
Photography by Josh Griggs.
Charred Green Bean and Nectarine Salad

Nectarines and peaches are delicious in savoury dishes and cooking releases their sugars, making them a perfect match with salty feta and crisp green beans.

Serves: 6


1 small red onion, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
olive oil for cooking
400 grams slim green beans, stalk end trimmed
sea salt and ground pepper
knob of butter
1 tablespoon honey
6 firm but ripe nectarines, flesh cut off around the stone
150 grams firm feta


Combine the onion and vinegar with a good pinch of salt in a bowl. Let sit until ready to assemble the salad, stirring occasionally.

Heat a little olive in a large frying pan and when hot, cook the beans in batches until lightly blistered. Transfer to a plate and season with salt and pepper. Set aside.

Wipe out the pan and add a little more oil, a knob of butter and the honey. Add the nectarines and cook on both sides for 2 minutes, or until lightly golden and tender but not collapsing. Set aside to cool.

To serve: Layer up the beans, nectarines and drained red onions and season with salt and pepper. Crumble over the feta.