Spring Beans

time 20mins
serves 2
difficulty Easy

Spring Beans... like spring greens, but beans? Butter beans, english asparagus & peas, perfect easy spring lunch or dinner!


  • 600grams Butter Beans

  • 6-8 stalks of chunky English asparagus

  • 2 big handfuls of fresh or frozen peas

  • 4 heaped teaspoons of Salsa verde or chimichurri

  • Olive oil

  • Espelette pepper

  • Lemon juice


  1. Prep your asparagus by snapping or cutting off the base and discard.

  2. Steam the asparagus for about 4-5 minutes, depending on the thickness. You still want the stalks to have a good snap to them.

  3. If using frozen peas, you will need to steam them also for about 5 minutes.

  4. Drain the butter beans from whatever liquid they came in and pour them into a large mixing bowl along with the steamed peas.

  5. Chop asparagus into bite size chunks and stir through the beans & peas.

  6. To the bowl add a big glug of olive oil, the salsa verde or chimichurri and the juice of half a large lemon. Mix everything together making sure the beans are all coated.

  7. To serve sprinkle over the espelette pepper and enjoy!