Green bean salad with red and yellow peppers

Green bean salad with red and yellow peppers

This lively summer salad scores on looks as well as taste

Ingredients (serves 2)

1 small red pepper, deseeded and sliced

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1 small yellow pepper, deseeded and sliced

2 cloves garlic, peeled

2 tbsp olive oil

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200g (7oz) French beans, tops removed and cut into 1.5cm (½in) slices on the diagonal

1 tbsp red wine vinegar

½ tsp brown sugar

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Salt and freshly ground black pepper

A small bunch of parsley, roughly chopped

1. Put the red and yellow pepper and the garlic cloves on a baking tray and coat them in ½ tbsp of the oil. Put the tray into the oven at 200°C/400°F/gas mark 6 for 20 minutes, or until the pepper has started to char around the edges.

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2. Steam the beans until they are just tender, then refresh them under cold running water.

3. Crush the roasted garlic cloves, then mix them with the remaining 1½ tbsp oil, the vinegar, the sugar, a pinch of salt and a generous grinding of black pepper, to make a dressing.

4. Put the peppers into a bowl with the beans, the parsley and the dressing, and mix everything together.

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