Pork and bean salad


1 lemon

2 garlic cloves

100g green beans

1x 15ml spoon fresh mint

225g lean pork fillet

Black pepper

100g frozen broad beans

4x 15ml spoon plain yogurt


Zester, vegetable knife, 2 x chopping boards, juice squeezer, measuring spoon, knife, weighing scales, 2 x large mixing bowls, cling film, saucepan, colander, griddle pan or frying pan, tongs, small mixing bowl, mixing spoon


1. Prepare the ingredients:
• zest and juice the lemon;
• peel and thinly slice the garlic cloves;
• top and tail the green beans;
• roughly chop the mint.
2. Using a clean knife and chopping board thinly slice the pork fillet into 4 thin medallions or round pieces of meat.
3. Place the pork in a mixing bowl with half of the lemon juice and rind, the garlic and a few twists of black pepper.
4. Cover and place the dish in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to marinate.
5. Place the green beans and broad beans into a saucepan of boiling water and cook for 3-5 minutes, or until just tender.
6. Drain the green beans and broad beans.
7. Drain the juice from the pork and discard.
8. Heat a griddle pan or frying pan and cook the pork medallions and garlic for 2-4 minutes each side until lightly browned.
9. Make a dressing by mixing together the yogurt with the remaining lemon juice and rind and three quarters of the chopped mint.
10. Mix the beans and pork together in a clean large mixing bowl.
11. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and top with the remaining mint.

Top tips:

Try other cuts of meat such as pork loin


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