© David Loftus
Simple crunchy side salad
Trim the tops of 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 Boston and romaine 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.
• a handful of slender green beans