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Fresh Green Vegetables With Smoked Almonds And Red Peppers

Recipe, food styling and photography by Jo O’Keefe for ele Magazine.

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This delicious and healthy dish makes a great side addition to meat or fish and is also perfect on its own – serve up with some crusty bread for a healthy and nutritious lunch. The crushed smoked almonds add just the right amount of crunch to compliment the steamed greens and the lemon mustard dressing brings out the freshness of the dish.

Ingredients (Serves 6)

500g fresh green beans

2 bunches broccolini 

2 bunches asparagus ends trimmed 

1 tablespoon mustard (Dijon or grain)

1/2 lemon squeezed 

100 grams smoked almonds slightly crushed 

2 tablespoons olive oil

2 roasted red peppers peeled and chopped (homemade or jarred varieties works great too)

Sea salt and cracked pepper (to season)

Fresh Greens Vegetables with Smoked Almonds and Red Peppers


1. Steam the greens until almost cooked and remove from heat. Dunk in and cold water to halt any further cooking. Arrange on a serving board or plate.

2. Mix lemon juice, mustard and olive oil and drizzle on top of the greens. Scatter with crushed almonds and red pepper pieces.

3. Season with sea salt and cracked pepper and serve with lemon. Enjoy!

ele recipe Tip – Roasted eggplant cubes work well in this dish too for something different. Or try adding cubed feta for some added creaminess.

Want more? Click here for our Blue Cheese and Broccolini Tart and here for Fusilli with Cherry Tomatoes and Basil Oil.

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