Broad beans with pancetta and almonds recipe

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serves: 6
Skill: easy
Cost: cheap
Prep: 10 min
Cooking: 20 min

Nutrition per portion

Calories 170 kCal 9%
Fat 12g 17%
  -  Saturates 2g 10%
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    • 60g whole blanched almonds
    • 140g cubetti di pancetta or lardons
    • 4 cloves garlic, peeled, kept whole and squashed
    • 450g broad beans, blanched in boiling water for 2 mins if fresh, defrosted if frozen
    • Small bunch flat-leaf parsley, chopped


    • Heat a large frying pan until hot, add the almonds and dry-fry for 3-4 mins, shaking the pan occasionally until toasted and golden. Remove and set aside.

    • Add the pancetta and garlic cloves to the pan and cook over a medium heat for 5-10 mins until crispy.

    • Add the beans, season well with salt and freshly ground black pepper and cook for a further 3-4 mins until the beans are soft. Stir through the parsley and almonds before serving.

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