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Nutty green beans & asparagus with bacon

  • 20 min
  • 15 min
  • 8
  • Easy
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Nutty green beans & asparagus with bacon

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 large lemon
  • 450g green beans, trimmed
  • 900g asparagus, trimmed
  • 5 bacon rashers, chopped
  • 2 medium shallots, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecan nuts

Recipe Directions

  1. From lemon, grate all zest and squeeze 1/4 cup juice; set aside.
  2. Heat a large covered pot of salted water to boiling on high. Add green beans; cook for 1 minute. Add asparagus; cook for 2 to 4 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Drain well.
  3. While water is heating, in a 25cm frying pan, cook bacon on medium for 8 minutes or until crisp, stirring occasionally. With a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a small plate. To rendered fat in frying pan, add shallots; cook for 3 minutes, stirring. Whisk in reserved lemon juice and 1/2 tsp each salt and pepper.
  4. In pot used to cook vegetables, toss shallot mixture with vegetables; transfer to a serving platter. Top with bacon, pecan nuts and reserved lemon zest.

EACH SERVING: About 550kJ, 5g protein, 8g carbohydrate, 10g fat (3g saturated), 3g fibre, 250mg sodium.

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