© David Loftus
simple crunchy side salad
Top your green beans, leaving the tails on. Blanch the beans in boiling, salted water for 3 to 4 minutes, then drain and leave them to one side to cool down. Meanwhile tear, wash and dry the leaves of your little gem and cos lettuce. Peel your cucumber and carrot. Cut the cucumber in half lengthways, and remove and discard the inner core. Finely slice the cucumber and carrot. Finely slice the celery heart lengthways.
serves: Serves 2
• a handful of fine green beans