Chestnut & bacon green beans

Chestnut & bacon green beans


The chestnut & bacon mixture also teams well with steamed cauliflower, carrots, Brussels sprouts and broccolini.

  • 1 tbls olive oil
  • 125g rindless bacon, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 200g cooked and peeled chestnuts, roughly chopped
  • 350g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tsp finely grated lemon rind


Heat oil into a large frying pan over medium-high heat. Add bacon and cook, stirring often, for 3 minutes. Add garlic and chestnuts and cook, stirring often, for 2-3 minutes or until chestnuts are golden and bacon is crisp.

Meanwhile, plunge beans into a medium saucepan of boiling water, cover and bring to the boil. Cook beans for 2-3 minutes or until just tender. Drain beans.

Add beans to chestnut mixture. Toss over heat until well combined. Season to taste. Sprinkle with lemon rind and serve.

Prep Time

15 mins

Cooking Time

10 mins