Uncomplicated Recipes

Recipe No. 12 — Studio Pneuma

Ottolenghi’s Green Bean and Lime Salad



4 large kaffir lime leaves (fresh or frozen, not dried – stems removed)
2 limes; grate the zest to get 1.5 tsp, then juice to get 2 tbsp
30 g coriander leaves, roughly chopped
10-20 g mint leaves
1- 2 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed
60 ml virgin olive oil (we always add more)
2 green chilies, thinly sliced
600 g French beans, trimmed
100 g shelled edamame
1 tsp black sesame seeds
Add fresh buffalo mozzarella and baguette

1. Put the lime leaves in a grinder and blitz into a fine purée together with the lime zest, 20 g of the coriander and mint leaves, garlic, olive oil, chilies and salt.

2. Bring a pan of salted water to a boil and add the French beans—blanch for 4 minutes. Shake dry and let them cool. Add the edamame beans to the boiling water, blanch for 1 minute, let them dry and cool.

3. Spoon the lime paste/purée over the beans, pour over the lime juice and mix together. Add the fresh mozzarella and sprinkle the sesame seeds, the remaining coriander, and chilies on top and serve.


About Studio Pneuma

European brand, Studio Pneuma, creates products and spaces for the senses. Their products grow out of the founding partners’ background in architecture, design, and information science as well as their belief that good design creates emotional bonds between subject and object. Studio Pneuma has worked with Reform on Modular Circle House in Denmark, where they chose a FOLD kitchen for the project. Furthermore, the founder of Studio Pneuma has bought a REFLECT kitchen for her private kitchen in Copenhagen.