Roast fennel and butter beans recipe

  • Serves 4
  • 5 mins to prepare and 30 mins to cook
  • 160 calories / serving
  • Healthy
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For a truly flavoursome, seasonal side dish try this easy roast fennel. The sharpness of preserved lemon cuts through the distinctive liquorice flavour of fragrant fennel perfectly, and hearty butter beans add texture. Serve as a delicious side dish that can be made in just over 30 minutes.

  1. Preheat the oven to gas 6, 200°C, fan180°C. Combine the butter beans, preserved lemon paste, olives and tarragon in a bowl. Set aside.
  2. Slice the fennel in half, remove the stalk and then cut into 8 wedges. Combine with the olive oil and the cumin seeds. Season with a little salt and roast for 15 minutes. Stir in the broccoli and 3 tbsp water and roast for a further 10 minutes. 
  3. Stir through the butter bean mixture and return to the oven for a final 5 minutes. Drizzle over the extra-virgin oil, garnish with the reserved fennel fronds and serve immediately.

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  • Ingredients

  • 400g tin butter beans, drained
  • 3 tsp preserved lemon paste
  • 40g (1 1/2oz) pitted black olives, halved
  • 1 tbsp tarragon leaves, chopped
  • 1 fennel bulb, fronds reserved
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • ½ tsp cumin seeds
  • 100g (3 1/2oz) purple sprouting broccoli, trimmed
  • 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • Energy 665kj 160kcal 8%
  • Fat 11g 15%
  • Saturates 2g 8%
  • Sugars 3g 3%
  • Salt 0.5g 8%

of the reference intake
Carbohydrate 10.8g Protein 5.7g Fibre 3.1g


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