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The best broad bean salad

This is a real taste of spring! Try to find slices of Spanish ham if you can, but if you can't try using Italian prosciutto such as Parma ham.

Nutritional Information (amount per serving)

Calories
140kcal
Carbs
1.8g
Sugar
0.4g
Fat
10.2g
Saturates
3.3g
Protein
9.6g

Serves 4   Approx time: 15   Difficulty: super easy

Ingredients

  • 2-3 large handfuls shelled broad beans
  • 1 small handful pecorino, roughly chopped or roughly grated
  • 1 lemon, finely grated zest and juice of
  • 1 splash extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 handful fresh mint
  • sea salt
  • 75 g quality Spanish ham, such as pata negra, roughly torn
 

Method

Separate the broad beans into 2 piles – big and small. Drop the big ones into boiling water for 1 minute and then put them aside to cool down. Pop them out of their shells when they're cool enough to handle.

Roughly mash the blanched broad beans – you can do this with a food processor, chop them up with a knife or crush them in a pestle and mortar. Mix together with the small raw beans, the pecorino, lemon juice, oil and some of the mint, finely chopped.

Season to taste, then serve with the torn ham, a final zesting of lemon and the rest of the mint ripped up and scattered over the top.

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