Fried Beans with Hazelnuts & Preserved Lemon

Preserved lemons have incredible flavour — both salty and acidic, they naturally complement the blistered beans and roasted hazelnuts. This is truly an epic side dish!

cook 10 mins
Skill level Easy Peasy

You will need:

  • 500g green beans
  • 100g hazelnuts, roasted
  • 1 preserved lemon, cut into small cubes
  • 2–3 tablespoons vegetable oil
To serve
  • Drizzle extra virgin olive oil
Recipe: Simon Toohey


  • 1Roughly chop the preserved lemon into small cubes.
  • 2Roughly crush the hazelnuts, not too small as we still want them to have texture.
  • 3Add vegetable oil to a hot wok, and heat until smoking. Carefully add your beans to the wok, toss them in the oil, then leave them for a few minutes to colour and blister, tossing them to colour on all sides.
  • 4Add the preserved lemon and hazelnuts to the beans. Don’t get too much heat on these — just toss through to warm, then serve.
  • 5Drizzle some extra virgin olive oil over the beans to serve.
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