Summer Lunch: Broad Beans & Bacon


image1-5.JPGOne of the first signs of summer is broad beans filling polish markets. They are one of my favourite veggies and truly seasonal. I get very exited when the first young broad beans become available. When I was little I used to eat lots of plain boiled beans, now I love to have them with bacon, herbs or egg.

Broad bean season has finally begun so let’s start cooking!

Ingredients (serves 3)

500g fresh broad beans

7 bacon rashers, chopped

2 tbsp chopped fresh parsley

2 tbsp chopped fresh dill

60g fresh mozzarella or feta cheese



1.Place the broad beans in a pan of salted boiling water and cook for 10 – 13 minutes until soft.

2.Place the bacon in a large frying pan – you don’t have to add oil. Cook for a few minutes until crispy.

3.Add the broad beans, 1 tbsp of parsley and 1 tbsp of dill to the bacon and cook.Stir continuously for 2 -3 minutes. Transfer to a serving bowl or leave on the pan. Drizzle over with some olive oil and sprinkle with the remaining herbs and cheese.


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