Broccoli and Green Bean Polka

Recipe by Annacia
READY IN: 24mins


  • 1
    large head of broccoli, cut into small florets, with stems trimmed on the diagonal
  • 8
    ounces French beans, topped but not tailed
  • 2
    tablespoons olive oil, plus extra for drizzling
  • about 10 unsalted cashews, halved lengthways
  • about 10 fresh almonds, peeled and halved length ways


  • Fill a large bowl half full with cold water and drop in a few handfuls of ice cubes,set aside.
  • Plunge the broccoli florets into a large pan of salted boiling water, bring the water back to the boil, and simmer for 1 minute.
  • Drain and refresh in the iced water.
  • Repeat with the beans, then drain both vegetables and dry them on a cloth.
  • Put the oil in a wok or large, non-stick frying pan and set over a high heat. When you can just see a haze rising add the cashews and toss until browned.
  • Add the broccoli and saute for 2 minutes before tossing in the beans. Saute for another 2 minutes.
  • Remove from the heat and toss in the almonds.
  • Sprinkle with sea salt, drizzle with olive oil, and serve.