So. Many. Recipes! Having posted a lot of restaurant reviews here recently, I wanted to balance those with some recipes, so today I've got another recipe for you. This one's not my recipe - it's actually from the lovely chef and cookbook author Jo Pratt, who's written some holiday inspired recipes for James Villas Holidays, one of which I've made, and I hope you can recreate at home. This recipe is from Spain, and is one of my favourites. It's light, but full of flavour and can be served on its own, with a bit of bread, as a salad, or as a side dish.

Serves 4

1kg broad beans, shelled
500g peas
4 tbsp. Spanish olive oil
1 small onion, finely chopped
4 cloves garlic, crushed
100g sliced Serrano ham torn into small strips
Small glass dry white wine
Small handful chopped mint
Salt and pepper

Bring a pan of salted water to the boil and cook the beans and peas for 1 minute. Drain, and cover with cold water. Drain again. Remove the skin of the broad beans.

Pour the oil into a wide frying pan and place over a low-medium heat, add the onion and garlic and cook for 5-8 minutes, until soft but not brown. Add the ham and cook for a further 1-2 minutes.

Increase the heat to high and add the wine. Bring to the boil and cook until it's reduced by half. Add the beans, cook for 1 more minute. Add the mint, salt and pepper and serve straight away.



  1. Looks so healthy, Rosie - just what I need at the moment!

  2. Yummy this looks delicious definitely going to try this out. Looks lovely and refreshing Lucy x


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