Thursday, 9 February 2012
Here's a quick and nice way to dress up some plain steamed veggies. I've used some courgettes sliced thinly into ribbons using a vegetable peeler.
Drizzle with a tiny bit of oil and toss them lightly in a pan on medium heat for no more than 10 seconds; just enough to soften them, so they are slightly more 'rollable'.
Take some green beans, trim the ends and steam until tender but still crunchy. Usually only takes a minute or two. Alternative you can blanch them for 15 seconds in boiling water, or just have them raw.
Then, gather 4 - 5 beans and wrap a courgette ribbon around. Lay on a serving plate and drizzle with some pesto. Here's a pesto recipe I made just recently.
Green, crunchy, quick and tasty!