Green Bean and Asparagus Salad

This is  an awesome Christmas dish as the colours are perfect and all ingredients readily available ( for us Southern Hemisphere folk ,Recipe by Dish


  • 600g flat green beans
  • 600g asparagus
  • 200g sugar snaps
  • 2 handfuls baby spinach leaves
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 2 roasted red capsicum, peeled and sliced


  • 2 tbsp good red or white vinegar
  • 1 shallot
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp honey
  • 1 tsp grain mustard
  • 1 clove garlic


  1. Turn on the oven to 200 c and place the 2 capsicum directly on the oven racks and roast for 2 minutes or until the flesh is soft and slightly blistered. take out of Ove nand allow to cool then peel the skins away and de seed and cut into strips
  2. Snap off the ends of the asparagus and trim the beans and place in a large frying pan with simmering salted water and cook for 3 to5 minutes, drain and refresh in a Icey cold water ( to stop them cooking and discolouring ) then drain and dry on paper towels
  3. Top and tail the sugar snaps and chop into 3’s
  4. Dry pan fry the pine nuts for 2 minutes until nicely  toasted and brown
  5. Scatter the spinach leaves on a serving platter then sprinkle over the sugar snaps then  place the asparagus and beans top with the capsicum and pine nuts.
  6. Combine all the dressing ingredients well and pour over  the salad evenly and gently toss it through .

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