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Beans With Pecans and Macadamias


  • 175g green beans, trimmed
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon macadamia oil
  • 75g low fat ricotta
  • 1 teaspoon honey
  • ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 50g raw pecans, roughly chopped
  • Black pepper to taste

Place beans in a saucepan of boiling water and blanch for 1-2 minutes. Drain well and place on a serving plate.

Heat a small saucepan over medium low heat. Add the lemon juice, macadamia oil, honey, dijon and nuts. Season with pepper to taste. Heat for 1-2 minutes, stirring until honey has dissolved. Spoon warm dressing and nuts over the beans and serve immediately.


Serves 6 – 17g nuts per serve


Nutrient content per serve

Energy 657kJ (156kcal), Protein 2g, Total fat 16g, Saturated fat 2g (13% of total fat), Monounsaturated fat 11g, Polyunsaturated fat 2g, Carbohydrates 3g, Fibre 2g, Sodium 5mg


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