Peas & beans with crunchy croutons

Spruce up your side dish with crispy bread cubes flavoured with garlic and lemon

  • Prep:10 mins
    Cook:10 mins
  • Serves 4
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 210
  • fat 13g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 16g
  • sugars 3g
  • fibre 7g
  • protein 8g
  • salt 0.4g


  • 50g butter
  • drizzle of olive oil
  • 1 bread roll, cut into 2cm cubes
  • 300g green beans, stalk end trimmed
  • 300g garden peas
  • 2 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
  • zest ½ lemon


  1. Bring a pan of water to the boil, and heat half the butter with the olive oil in a frying pan. Toss the bread in the frying pan to coat in the butter and oil, then cook for 2-3 mins until the croutons are crisp and golden. Meanwhile, boil the beans for 2 mins. Add the peas and cook for 1 min more, then drain. Tip the croutons onto a plate.

  2. Add the remaining butter to the pan with the garlic, sizzle for 30 secs until the garlic is golden, then add the veg and lemon zest, and cook for 1 min more. Toss in the croutons just before serving.

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