Beans with hummus dressing and pine nuts

Ingredients

  • 500g Italian flat beans, topped
  • 500g green beans, topped
  • 55g (1/3 cup) toasted pine nuts (Ducks brand), to serve
  • Sweet paprika, to serve

hummus dressing

  • 1 x 300g can chickpeas, rinsed, drained
  • 1 small garlic clove
  • 125ml (1/2 cup) olive oil
  • 60ml (1/4 cup) fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons hot water
  • Salt & freshly ground black pepper

Method

  • Step 1 – Half-fill a sink with cold water. Bring a large saucepan of water to the boil . Add the flat beans and cook, uncovered, for 30 seconds (see microwave tip 1). Add the green beans and cook for a further 1 1/2 minutes or until the beans are bright green and tender crisp (see microwave tip 2).
  • Step 2 – Use a metal sieve or a large slotted spoon to transfer the beans to a colander that is sitting over a bowl. Sit the colander in the sink of cold water for 1-2 minutes or until the vegetables are cool. Drain well and pat dry with paper towel.
  • Step 3 – To make the hummus dressing, place the chickpeas and garlic in the bowl of a food processor and process until finely chopped. Combine the oil and lemon juice in a jug. With the motor running, add the oil mixture to the chickpea mixture, in a thin steady stream, processing until well combined and almost smooth. Add the hot water and process until combined. Transfer to a jug. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  • Step 4 – Spoon dressing over the beans and sprinkle with the pine nuts and paprika.

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