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Beans with lemon and chilli pangritata

Points® value
Total Time
25 min
15 min
10 min
This dish is also delicious served with broccoli, cauliflower or Brussel sprouts.


Wholemeal bread

1 slice(s), (1x35g slice) coarsely torn into large pieces

Olive oil

1 tsp


1 clove(s), Crushed

Fresh red chilli

1 whole, deseeded, finely chopped

Fresh flat-leaf parsley

1 tbs, Chopped

Fresh lemon rind

1 tsp, Finely grated

Green string beans

700 g


  1. Using a food processor, process the bread until coarse breadcrumbs form.
  2. Heat oil in a large non-stick frying pan over medium heat. Cook the breadcrumbs, garlic and chilli, stirring, for 3-4 minutes or until the breadcrumbs are light golden. Stir in the parsley and lemon rind. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. Cook the beans in a large steamer set over a saucepan of simmering water for 3-4 minutes or until they are bright green and tender crisp. Transfer beans to a serving platter and sprinkle with the breadcrumb mixture.