Green Beans and Broccoli With a Bacon-Lemon Topping

Recipe by Zurie
READY IN: 30mins




  • Prepare the vegetables and put it all in a pot with a little water, and bring to a boil. Parboil only, for about 2 - 3 minutes, until bright green but still a little crunchy. Add salt and drain in a colander or sieve.
  • Heat the butter and olive oil in a skillet, then add the chopped onion and bacon. Use fairly high heat, and stir often with a wooden spoon, until onions and bacon are soft, not brown or crisp.
  • Turn heat off, but keep on the hob while adding lemon juice, sugar (or substitute) and mustard. Mix all well with the back of a spoon.
  • Put the vegetables in a heated oven dish, then ladle over the bacon-lemon topping.
  • There won't be much sauce, as my idea was to flavour but not obscure the crunchy taste of the fresh veggies.
  • If the vegetables have cooled while you made the sauce topping, cover the dish with foil and leave in a warming oven to warm through -- but not for too long!
  • Nice with any meat dish and rice.