Green Beans w/ Pancetta & Pine Nuts

Green Beans w/ Pancetta & Pine Nuts

0:15 To Prep
0:10 To Cook
8 Servings
Average Rating
Difficulty Easy

This salad not only tastes good, it adds vibrant colour to a buffet table!


  • 500g French green beans, trimmed at stalk end
  • 6 slices pancetta, trimmed of skin
  • 100g pine nuts
  • 1 Tbs Olive oil
  • 2 tsps lemon juice

Step 1

Preheat oven to 200°C (180°C fan-forced) for 20 minutes

Step 2

Fill pot with cool water and bring to the boil over medium heat. Salt the water.

Step 3

Plunge beans into boiling water and set the timer on the Digital Thermometer for 3 minutes.

Step 4

When cooked, drain beans into a colander and rinse under cold water for 5 minutes to stop the cooking process. Drain well.

Step 5

Bake pancetta on a baking tray lined with the BBQ sheet for 10 minutes until crispy. Let it cool.

Step 6

On another baking tray, roast pine nuts for 7 minutes or until golden brown. Allow to cool.

Step 7

Combine oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Whisk well, pour over beans.

Step 8

Break pancetta into pieces and add to beans. Add pine nuts, season well and toss to combine.

Chef's Tips

Any nuts could replace the pine nuts.

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