Broad beans & peas with mint butter

Broad beans & peas with mint butter

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Cooking time

Prep: 30 mins Cook: 15 mins

Skill level

Easy

Servings

Serves 8

A delicious summery side dish, with the very best of the season's veg crop

Nutrition and extra info

Nutrition info

Nutrition per serving

kcalories
97
protein
5g
carbs
7g
fat
6g
saturates
4g
fibre
4g
sugar
2g
salt
0.1g

Ingredients

  • 700g podded broad beans
  • 500g podded peas
  • 50g butter
  • 1 bunch spring onions, chopped
  • 4 tbsp chicken stock or water
  • handful mint leaves

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Method

Heat half the butter and fry onions until soft. Add beans and stir. Add stock or water, bring to the boil, cover and cook for 5 mins. Add peas and seasoning and cook for 5 mins until tender. Stir in mint and remaining butter.

Recipe from Good Food magazine, July 2011

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andrena22's picture

I used a white onion to make this delicious side dish for guests. It tasted brilliant and was so easy to make from storecupboard/freezer ingredients. Mine didn't take 30 mins to prep, the whole thing was ready in 30 mins.

lucytwinkle's picture

Delicious, so fresh and summery!

lizleicester's picture
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Used mangetouts instead of peas and a small onion instead of spring onions and the result was a delicious way to eat broad beans.

sammarie's picture
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We really enjoyed this side dish - a fresh, tasty way to serve broad beans. Will definately do it again!

stemichka's picture
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This week, I received broad beans and spring onions in my organic veg box and with my mint sprouting away merrily on my balcony at the moment, this seemed the perfect recipe to try. I double-podded the beans (I spotted that trick on another recipe and I only wish my mum had known about this as I haven't eaten broad beans since my childhood due to bad memories of chewing my way despondantly through the thick skin holding the two beans within the pod...), I used much less than 50g of butter and was rather pleased with the result. Shall definitely do this again.

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