Remove the beans from the pod. Bring a pot of water to the boil and place the beans in the water. Boil for 2 minutes. Drain immediately and place in a bowl of iced or very cold water to stop the cooking process. Gently squeeze each bean until the middle pops out. Discard the outer skins.
Serve cold in a salad, reheat as a side or stir through your favourite pasta or risotto dish to add vibrant colour and taste!