Quick-fried runner beans with cheddar & hazelnuts

Looking to spruce up your side with minimum fuss? These crunchy runner beans tossed with cheese and nuts fit the bill

  • Prep:5 mins
    Cook:3 mins
  • Serves 2
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 382
  • fat 33g
  • saturates 7g
  • carbs 7g
  • sugars 7g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 12g
  • salt 0.5g


  • 1 tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 banana shallots, finely sliced lengthways
  • 200g runner beans, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, crushed
  • 1 tbsp hazelnut oil
  • 40g hazelnuts, toasted and chopped
  • zest of ½ lemon
  • 50g cheddar, crumbled


  1. In a hot wok or wide-based frying pan, heat the vegetable oil. Once smoking, add the banana shallots and runner beans, and stir-fry for 2 mins.

  2. Add the hazelnut oil and hazelnuts, and fry for a further 30 secs, then remove from the heat. Add the lemon zest, a good twist of black pepper and the cheddar, and toss together. Serve as a tasty side.

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