Steamed spring vegetables with bacon

Seasonal vegetables taste great when they're lightly cooked and dressed with lemon and garlic.

Preparation time: 5 mins
Cooking time: 10 mins
Number of servings: 4

Nutrition information per serving:

Calories: 245
Sugar: 4g
Fat: 16g
Saturates: 4g
Salt: 2.8g


6 lean rashers of bacon
1 head of broccoli
200 g green beans
1 bunch (250g) of asparagus
1/2 green cabbage
2 tbsp of olive oil
½ lemon, juice only
1 fat clove of garlic
1 tbsp of Dijon mustard


1. Grill the bacon under a pre-heated grill until crisp.

2. Meantime, bring a pan of water to the boil and, using a steamer basket or sieve, steam the small broccoli florets, sliced green beans and root end of the asparagus for 3 minutes. Add the asparagus tips and cabbage and steam for a further 2-3 minutes, until tender but still crisp. Transfer to a bowl, along with the bacon, cut into bite-size pieces.

3. Prepare the dressing by combining the oil, lemon juice, crushed garlic and mustard and use to dress the vegetables and bacon.

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