Date posted: 27/07/2020

Roasted green bean salad with Jersey royals, balsamic tomatoes and basil & loveage pesto

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Frozen sliced green beans 400g
Jersey royal potatoes 6
Loveage pesto (see below recipe) – alternatively use a good shop bought basil pesto 4 tbsps
Jarred balsamic roasted tomatoes, drained – I used Belazu 180g
Lemon juice and zest 1
Olive oil 2 tbsps
Pine nuts 25g
Parmesan shavings top with
Basil & loveage pesto:
Garlic clove, chopped 1
Fresh basil 40g / a large bunch, chopped
Pine nuts 50g
Olive oil 3 tbsps
Parmesan 50g
Fresh loveage, chopped 10g
Lemon (juice of) 1


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  1. Preheat the oven to 160c fan. Place the frozen green beans in an oven proof roasting dish and toss with the olive oil and season with salt and pepper. Place in the centre of the oven, covered with foil, for 20 minutes stirring halfway. After 15 minutes, remove the foil to allow the beans to colour as this creates a nuttier flavour.
  2. Meanwhile, place the potatoes in a pan of water, bring to the boil and simmer for 10 minutes. Drain and set aside to cool for a few minutes.
  3. Remove the beans from the oven and set aside. While these cool a little, make the pesto by blending all the ingredients together in a food processor or in a pestle and mortar until a coarse paste is formed.
  4. To assemble the salad, add the beans to a large salad bowl. Halve the potatoes and add these along with the balsamic tomatoes. Add the pesto, lemon juice and zest and stir gently until everything is well coated. Top with the chopped herbs, shavings of parmesan and pine nuts.
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