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Our Lizzy's Recipe: Asparagus with fried butterbeans

Serves 2 | Ready in 10 minutes

A really simple Spring dish making use of local asparagus. This is also delicious made with purple sprouting broccoli.


  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 tin of butter beans
  • zest of 1 lemon
  • 1 red chilli finely chopped
  • a bunch of asparagus, sliced
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • handful chopped parsley
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin rapeseed oil


  • Rinse and drain the butter beans.
  • Put a pan on the heat, add the asparagus with a small amount of water. 
  • When the water has absorbed add some oil. Add the butter beans and fry for a few moments. 
  • Add the garlic, chilli and lemon zest and cook for two minutes more. 
  • Remove from heat, season to taste and sprinkle with chopped parsley to serve.
  • Serve with flatbread or couscous. 

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