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Spiced Green Bean Niscoise

A spiced take on the classic green bean niscoise.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 30 mins
Servings 2 people


  • 150 g green beans trimmed
  • ½ tsp. cumin seeds
  • ¼ tsp. mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp. Oil
  • ½ white onion diced
  • 1 clove garlic crushed
  • ½ red chilli finely sliced
  • ¼ tsp. turmeric
  • 4 cherry tomatoes quartered
  • Salt and Pepper


  • Firstly blanch the green beans in salted boiling water until just cooked (al dente) and then refresh in ice-cold water. Dain and place to the side.
  • Heat a frying pan and lightly toast the cumin seeds and mustard seeds until the fragrances start to emerge. Add the oil and then the onion, garlic and chilli. Fry for a further minute then add the turmeric, stir then ad the green beans.
  • Continue to fry for a further 2 minutes then add the tomatoes. The residual heat will continue to soften the tomatoes. Season lightly then serve.