Grilled French Bean & Tahini Salad
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 5 mins
Most veggies love a little sunbathe under the grill, even summer beans. Try it. Bean cooking just got more exciting.
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Ingredients you'll need
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  • 2 tbsp + 1 tsp olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 3 tbsp cold water
You'll need
  • Baking tray
  • Three bowls
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  • 1.

    Heat your grill to high. No grill? Just set your oven to its highest setting.

  • 2.

    Trim the beans. Scatter them on a baking tray. Toss with 1 tsp oil. Season well. Grill (or roast) for 3-4 mins till just tender and starting to char.

  • 3.

    Grate the garlic and the lemon zest into a small bowl. Add 2 tbsp tahini and 2 tbsp lemon juice. Stir in 1 tbsp oil and 1 tbsp water. Season to taste.

  • 4.

    Drain and rinse the chickpeas. Tip into a bowl. Use a veg peeler to make thin carrot ribbons. Add to the beans with half the dressing. Toss to mix.

  • 5.

    Thinly slice the spring onions. Tip into a separate bowl. Squeeze over the remaining lemon juice. Toss to mix.

  • 6.

    Spoon the salad onto two plates. Scatter over the lemony spring onions. Drizzle or dollop over the remaining dressing.

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