Charred green bean salad recipe | Waitrose

  • Total time: 40 minutes

Serves: 10


2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil

2 x 300g packs fine green beans, trimmed

1 preserved lemon, plus

1 tsp of the pickling liquid

1 1⁄2 tbsp rose harissa

1 large garlic clove, crushed

1 tsp date (or maple) syrup

1 tsp lemon juice, plus extra to taste

1-2 tbsp Waitrose Cooks’ Ingredients dukkah


1. Heat 1 tbsp oil in a wide frying pan. Add 1 pack of the beans, season and cook over a medium-high heat for 10-12 minutes, until charred, blistered and tender. Transfer to a bowl; repeat with the remaining oil and beans.

2. Quarter the preserved lemon and separate the flesh from the skin (discard any pips). Finely slice and set aside the skin. Put the flesh in a small food processor with the harissa, garlic, date (or maple) syrup, lemon juice, 1 tsp of the pickling liquid and1 tbsp water. Whizz to a smooth paste and season, adding more lemon juice to taste.

3. Toss the dressing with the warm beans and spread over a platter. Top with the dukkah and finely sliced preserved lemon skin.