Green bean pastry twists
Quick and easy party food
Garlicky green beans wrapped in golden puff pastry and sprinkled with paprika. Green bean pastry twists are easy to make and are great as party food or as a satisfying vegetarian snack.
Blanch whole green beans, fry them in garlic and wrap the beans in puff pastry before baking them in the oven. The result is crispy pastry filled with a garlic-flavoured green bean.
You can serve these twists hot or cold at a party. Present them upright in small glasses or stack them on a platter to share with your guests. Green bean pastry twists would go well with a glass of wine and are small enough to be eaten as a canapé.
Vibrant green beans and garlic taste amazing with the crispy puff pastry that has been sprinkled with paprika. These twists are portable and would be good to pack in a lunch box to eat as a snack while you are at work.
You should make green bean pastry twists because they are:
- Budget-friendly: made from only five ingredients, these twists are inexpensive to make.
- Perfect vegetarian party food: serve these tasty twists at a Christmas party.
- Quick and easy to prepare: these pastry snacks are ready in 30 minutes.
Green bean twists’ main ingredients:
- Fresh green beans
- Puff pastry
Tips for busy cooks
If you don’t have any fresh green beans you can use frozen whole green beans instead.
- Party food: increase or decrease the quantities of this recipe depending on how many guests you have.
- Savoury snack: enjoy a couple of these twists in-between meals.
Veggie party food
Are you having a Christmas party soon? Make these green bean pastry twists to serve to your guests. Tasty canapés that vegetarians and non-vegetarians will love.
Did you make some of these twists for a party?
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Do you need more ideas for vegetarian snacks? Try this recipe next: curried cauliflower bites
Green bean pastry twists
- 28 green beans whole (approx. 80 g), stems removed
- 1 tsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 garlic clove peeled and thinly sliced
- 120 g frozen puff pastry slightly thawed *see Recipe Notes
- 2 tsp paprika ground
Bring a medium sized saucepan of water to the boil. Blanch green beans in boiling water for 1 minute, remove and drain.
Heat oil in a frying pan and add green beans and garlic. Stir and fry for 1 minute. Remove from heat and allow to cool.
Preheat oven to 200°C fan. Line two large baking trays with greaseproof paper.
Wrap a pastry strip around each cooled green bean. Start at the bottom and twist the pastry strip around the bean - pinch the bottom and top of the strip to seal the pastry ends. Place on a lined baking tray. Repeat until all the green beans have been wrapped in pastry. Sprinkle with paprika.
Bake in oven for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is crisp and golden.
Serve hot or cold as party food or as a snack.
*Puff pastry: cut slightly thawed pastry into 12 cm long strips that are 1 cm wide.