Broad beans with pancetta and almonds

(6 ratings)

What's my recipe book?


We know what it's like when you're browsing a site with as many recipes as ours. You find a brilliant recipe, want to make it again, but can't remember how you found it!

But we've solved the problem. Now, by clicking 'Save this recipe' or 'I cooked this' on any of our recipes, they'll be saved and grouped into your personal online recipe book. All you have to do is log in with your Facebook account to see them. When you click either of these buttons it will also tell your friends on Facebook what you've been cooking or saving so they too can give our quick and easy recipes a go (but you can turn this off at any time by visiting your 'My recipe book' page). Just click one of the buttons below or 'see my book' to get started. We hope you like it!

Broad beans
Broad beans
  • Serves: 6

  • Prep time:

  • Cooking time:

  • Total time:

  • Skill level: Easy peasy

  • Costs: Cheap as chips

Essentials recipe Triple tested: No need for fancy dressing – sweet beans, smoky pancetta, toasty almonds and rich garlic say it all! Brought to you by Essentials magazine


  • 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


  1. 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.
  2. Add the pancetta and garlic cloves to the pan and cook over a medium heat for 5-10 mins until crispy.
  3. 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.

Nutritional information per portion

  • Low
  • Med
  • High
  • Calories 170(kcal)
  • Fat 12.0g
  • Saturates 2.0g

This nutritional information is only a guide and is based on 2,000 calories per day. For more information on eating a healthy diet, please visit the Food Standards Agency website.

Guideline Daily Amount for 2,000 calories per day are: 70g fat, 20g saturated fat, 90g sugar, 6g salt.

Your rating

Average rating

  • 4
(6 ratings)

Your comments

comments powered by Disqus

FREE Newsletter