Chilli Runner Beans

Crunchy runner beans are spiked with chilli oil in Gary Rhodes simple summer side dish
By Gary Rhodes
Chilli Runner Beans
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  • Serves: 4
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Effort: easy


  • 450 g runner beans
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 chillies, finely sliced


1. Using a small knife or vegetable peeler, remove the string bits running up both sides of the runner beans.

2. Slice the runner beans; then tip into a saucepan of boiling salted water to blanch for a few minutes until they soften slightly, but still retain resistance to the bite.

3. Warm the olive oil in a frying pan large enough to hold the beans, add the sliced chilli and leave the chilli to infuse the oil for a few minutes on a low heat.

4. Stir in the warm runner beans and serve at once.

Made with produce from Garden Friends Vegetable Box Scheme - finalists of the Local Food Hero Awards 2007.

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