Broad beans with pancetta recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 10mins to prepare and 12mins to cook
  • 375 calories / serving
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Cook the broad beans in a large pan of salted boiling water for 5 minutes. Drain and cool. Remove the tough outer shell of the broad beans and set aside.

In a large frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil and add the pancetta and shallots. Cook for 5 minutes or until the pancetta is golden brown.

Add the broad beans and mint and cook for 2 minutes until heated through. Stir in the mint, squeeze over the lemon, and drizzle with the remaining olive oil. Season with salt and black pepper and serve immediately.


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  • Ingredients

  • 500g (1lb) fresh or frozen broad beans, defrosted
  • 60ml (4tbsp) olive oil
  • 200g (7oz) pancetta
  • 4 shallots, finely chopped
  • 1 lemon
  • 4tbsp fresh mint, finely chopped (optional)
  • Energy 1555kj 375kcal 19%
  • Fat 27g 38%
  • Saturates 8g 40%
  • Sugars 3g 3%
  • Salt 1.5g 25%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.7g Protein 16.5g Fibre 10.6g


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