Thursday, December 2, 2010

Greens with almonds & lemon recipe


The Arabic Food Recipes kitchen (The Home of Delicious Arabic Food Recipes) invites you to try Greens with almonds & lemon recipe. Enjoy Christmas Occasion Recipes and learn how to make Greens with almonds & lemon. 

Decorate your table with Christmas crackers, baubles and flowers then dress your greens with olive oil, lemon juice and almonds.

Preparation Time 20 minutes
Cooking Time 10 minutes

Ingredients

2 tsp olive oil
1 tsp finely grated lemon rind
1 tbs fresh lemon juice
2 bunches broccolini, trimmed, cut into thirds
2 bunches asparagus, woody ends trimmed, halved diagonally
250g sugar snap peas, trimmed
25g (1/4 cup) flaked almonds

Method

1. Whisk together the olive oil, lemon rind and lemon juice in a small jug until well combined.

2. Cook the broccolini in a large saucepan of boiling water for 1 minute or until bright green and tender crisp. Use a slotted spoon to transfer to a colander and drain. Repeat with the asparagus and sugar snap peas. Place the vegetables in a large serving dish.

3. Cook the almonds in a small frying pan over a medium heat for 5 minutes or until toasted.

4. Drizzle the dressing over the vegetables and season with pepper. Toss to combine. Top with almonds to serve.

Notes
You can prepare this recipe up to the end of step 3 up to 1 day ahead. Store the dressing and vegetable mixture in separate airtight containers in the fridge. Store the toasted almonds in an airtight container. Continue from step 4 just before serving.

Source
Good Taste - December 2006, Page 109
Recipe by Chrissy Freer

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