Salad of goat’s cheese, French beans and peaches

Salad of French beans, peach and goat’s cheese. Photograph: Harry Weir

Salad of French beans, peach and goat’s cheese. Photograph: Harry Weir

Sat, Aug 8, 2020, 05:55

   
  • Serves: 4
  • Cooking Time: 30 mins
  • Course: Starter
  • Cuisine: Irish

Ingredients

  • 2 x 220g packets of French beans, trimmed
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • ½tsp caster sugar
  • 100ml olive oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 soft rindless goat’s cheese log (150g)
  • 2 ripe peaches
  • 1tbs almonds, toasted
  • A little fresh mint

Method

1 Cook the beans in a large pot of salted water. Have some iced water at the ready. After two minutes on a rolling boil, lift one out and test, there should be just a slight crunch.

2 Drain the beans and plunge them into the iced water to cool, then drain again.

3 Whisk the lemon juice with the caster sugar and olive oil, then add salt and pepper to season.

4 Dress the beans and onions with the lemon vinaigrette and divide on to plates or a single platter.

5 Cut the goat’s cheese into rounds and place around the beans along with the peaches. Scatter the almonds and mint on top and serve.