Green Beans with Roasted Nuts Recipe Video


Preparation Time20 MinCooking Time15 Min
Ready In35 MinDifficulty LevelEasy
Health IndexAverageServings4


 Green beans200 Gram, washed, topped and tailed
 Cashew nuts50 Gram, cut into half lengthways
 Almonds30 Gram, skinned
 Pine nuts30 Gram
 Streaky bacon75 Gram
 Nutmeg2 Pinch (use as per taste)
 Vegetable oil4 Tablespoon (to shallow fry)
 Extra virgin olive oil1 Tablespoon (to drizzle)
 Sea salt/Pepper1 Tablespoon (use as per taste)

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 417 Calories from Fat 340

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 39 g60%

Saturated Fat 6.5 g32.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 13.2 mg

Sodium 1461 mg60.9%

Total Carbohydrates 10 g3.4%

Dietary Fiber 3.5 g13.9%

Sugars 2.2 g

Protein 8 g16.8%

Vitamin A 0.1% Vitamin C 0.12%

Calcium 3% Iron 6.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


1. Blanch the beans in boiling salted water for 2 minutes, plunge them into ice cold water to stop further cooking, drain, dry on a clean cloth and place aside in a bowl.
2. Cut off any rind from the bacon, cut into medium dice and place in a clean dish.
3. In a baking tray, sprinkle over cashews with a little vegetable oil and roast gently under the broiler or in a warm oven until lightly golden, stirring from time to time and keep aside in a bowl. Roast the almonds and pine nuts separately on the same tray under the broiler in the same way, and add to the cashews in the bowl.

4. In a wok or sauté pan over a medium heat, heat a tiny touch of vegetable oil and stir-fry diced bacon pieces for about 2 minutes.
5. Add the green beans, stir-fry for a further 2 minutes, then add the roasted nuts and mix well.
6. Remove the green beans from the heat and, using tongs, arrange the green beans on warmed plates or into a warmed serving dish.

7. Sprinkle any remaining bacon pieces and nuts over the top of the green beans.
8. Give a twist or two of coarse sea salt and freshly milled black pepper and a very light dusting of finely grated nutmeg.
9. Drizzle over a little extra virgin olive oil and serve immediately.