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Print Roman style broad beans

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 & pepper


  1. Shell the broad beans.
  2. Sauté the onion in olive oil for 5 minutes, without browning.
  3. Add the bacon and cook for 3 more minutes. Stir in the broad beans and seasoning.
  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.
  5. Finish with chopped mint.
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