Creamy Mustard Runner Beans recipe

Preparation Time: 10 minutes | Cooking Time: 10 minutes

Runner beans are cooked, then tossed with creme fraiche, wholegrain mustard, salt, pepper and lemon juice in this easy yet surprisingly effective side dish.


  • 500g runner beans, trimmed and sliced
  • 25g butter
  • 1 shallot, finely chopped
  • 3 tbsp. creme fraiche
  • 1 tbsp. wholegrain mustard
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Salt and black pepper


  1. Bring a pot of salted water to the boil. Add the beans and cook for 4-5 minutes or until tender, then drain.

  2. Meanwhile, melt the butter in a small saucepan. Add the shallot and fry until softened and golden. Add the mustard and creme fraiche, stir to bring to a simmer, then add the beans and lemon juice. Toss to combine and serve immediately.

If you don't like mustard, just leave it out - add some garlic or bacon instead. Recipe serves 3.

Recipe Details:

  • Author: Laura Young.
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