Green Beans with Spinach, Lemon and Garlic

, from Issue #37. September, 2015
Photography by Aaron McLean.
Green Beans with Spinach, Lemon and Garlic

Serves: 4


300 grams green beans
3 handfuls spinach leaves
large knob of butter
2 cloves garlic, crushed
squeeze of lemon juice
sea salt and freshly ground pepper


Trim off the stalk end of the beans and cook them in boiling salted water until tender. Drain and refresh in cold water then drain and pat dry on kitchen towels. Set aside until ready to serve.

Melt the butter in a large sauté pan, add the beans and toss until hot. Add the garlic and spinach leaves and turn to wilt. Squeeze over a little lemon juice and season well.


Menu:  Serve Tuna and Avocado Tartare Crostini to start; followed by Jerusalem Artichoke Soup with Artichoke Crisps then Roast Duck with Grape and Almond Agrodolce served with Potato Rosti and your beans and spinach.  Enjoy Affogato with Biscotti to finish.