Pic of Roman style broad beans

Roman style broad beans

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Roman style broad beans

Main Serves 4 30 min
This dish goes well with roast lamb.


  • 600g broad beans (unshelled weight)
  • ½ onion, finely chopped
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 slices pancetta or smoked streaky bacon, cut into thin strips
  • 1 tbsp fresh mint, chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 10 min
Cooking time: 20 min
  • Step 1

    Shell the broad beans.
  • Step 2

    Sauté the onion in olive oil for 5 minutes, without browning.
  • Step 3

    Add the bacon and cook for 3 more minutes. Stir in the broad beans and seasoning.
  • Step 4

    Add 3 tablespoons of water, cover with a lid and cook over a low heat for about 8 minutes until beans are cooked through.
  • Step 5

    Finish with chopped mint.

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