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Forest Feast Mediterranean: Simple Vegetarian Recipes Inspired by My Travels by Erin Gleeson (Abrams, £26.99)  








Ingredients

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced 
  • 100g beans, drained rinsed cannellini beans from can 
  • 4 large chard stalks, leaves and stems cut into thin ribbons 
  • Juice from 1 lemon 
  • A sprinkle of olive oil
  • Salt and pepper 
  • 4 thick slices of rustic French-style bread

Directions

1Fry 4 thick slices of rustic French-style bread (like sourdough) on medium heat in a pan with some olive oil and butter until golden on both sides. Remove the bread from pan, but keep it hot.

2Place in the pan: 3 cloves garlic minced, 100g beans, drained rinsed cannellini beans from can, 4 large chard stalks, leaves and stems cut into thin ribbons,  juice from 1 lemon and a sprinkle of olive oil, salt and pepper.

3Sauté for about 2 minutes on medium/low heat, until beans are warmed and greens are wilted. Pile the mixture onto the toasted bread slices and top each with a squeeze of lemon, a drizzle of oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Enjoy warm.


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