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Lemon and cranberry green beans

Lemon and Cranberry Green Beans

Lemon and Cranberry Green Beans

At Christmastime I love to cook dishes that are full of Christmas colours; this dish is the perfect example. The bright green beans and cranberries will add lovely Christmas colours to your buffet.

Serves: 4



  • 200g green beans, topped & tailed
  • 3 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • Pinch sea salt & pepper
  • Zest 1 lemon
  • ¼ cup dried cranberries
  • 2 tbs slivered almonds
  1. Place beans along with water and butter to large frying pan. Cook over medium heat for 2 mins, until beans are just cooked through and are bright green.
  2. Toss through salt, pepper, lemon zest, cranberries and slivered almonds and cook for 1 min.
  3. Serve on a platter, topped with some lemon zest and slivered almond.


Danielle Minnebo

Danielle is a university-qualified nutritionist, a passionate home cook and founder of Food to Nourish. Danielle’s love affair with cooking started at a very young age in the kitchen where she was taught to cook by her mother. Danielle is passionate about helping people form a better understanding of nutrition and a healthier relationship with the food they eat. In fact, she’s on a mission to help spread the real food message to as many people as possible. Throughout her work as a nutritionist, Danielle’s basic principles have always come back to how we cook and prepare our food. She believes it really is as simple as combining wholefood ingredients in the right way to create tasty dishes that are nutrient-dense and full of flavour.