White Peach, Almond and Green Bean Warm Salad

September 8, 2021

Serves 4:

  • 500 g of green beans, trimmed
  • 2 medium white peaches, stoned and cut into 6-8 segments (all together 12-16 segments)
  • 2 tablespoons of salted butter 
  • 1 teaspoon of olive oil
  • a small handful of almonds (I like to use unpeeled almonds), cut lengthways into smaller pieces
  • a few fresh basil leaves, torn in your hands into smaller pieces
  • flaky sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper

Bring a pot of slightly salted water to the boil.

Plunge the beans into the pot and cook for about 3-4 minutes.

Drain the beans and (whilst still in a colander) rinse them under cold water in order to preserve their vibrant green colour.

In a large sauté pan melt the butter along with the olive oil.

Add the almonds and after about a minute or so add the peaches and green beans. 

Give everything a gentle stir and leave in a pan on a small heat to warm through for about 5-8 minutes. 

Season with a pinch of salt and freshly ground black pepper and sprinkle with basil leaves.

Serve immediately.