Spicy Asparagus and Green Beans

Looking for something quick and easy to toss together as a side for your meal?  I always find that beans and asparagus work really well together as they don't take long to cook and they have that textural crunch.  I don't mind a little spice, so for me the chilli adds a lot of flavour, but if spicy is not your thing, you can easily prepare this dish without it.


2 bunches asparagus, trimmed
300g green beans, top and tailed
1 tablespoon coconut oil
1 garlic clove, minced
½ teaspoon chili flakes
salt and pepper to taste


Prepare asparagus and beans and set aside.

Heat pan on stove and add oil. Once melted add in garlic and mix for 1 minute so that garlic does not burn or stick to pan.

Add the vegetables, chili and seasoning. Stir fry for 3-5 minutes and then serve.

Serves 4 as a side


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