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Easy broad bean salad

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Easy broad bean salad

Serves 6 15 min
This quick, easy salad makes the most of one of summer's treasures – eat as a starter or side. It's best made with tender, new season broad beans. The ham can be substituted for prosciutto or crispy lardons of bacon, or left out entirely for vegetarians..


  • 600g shelled, broad beans
  • leaves of 3 mint sprigs
  • 50g thinly sliced ham
  • 1 Little Gem lettuce
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red vinegar
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Cook the broad beans in boiling water for about 4 minutes, until tender. Cut the mint leaves, ham slices and Little Gem into thin strips.
  • Step 2

    Whisk together the mustard, olive oil and vinegar. Season.
  • Step 3

    Mix the broad beans, mint, ham and lettuce together and serve with the dressing.

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