Peas, Broad Beans, Chilli and Mint Salad


Total Time 10 minutes
Servings 2 People


  • 1/2 Bunch Fresh Mint 1+-5g
  • 200 g Broad Beans Podded
  • 200 g Fresh or frozen Peas Podded
  • 1 Red chilli Deseeded & finely chopped
  • 1 Lemon


  1. Rip off and reserve the top leafy half of the mint. Put the stalks in a pan of boiling water, then add the beans and peas to cook for 4 minutes.
  2. Meanwhile, halve and de-seed the chilli and finely chop with the top leafy half of the mint. Place in a bowl, finely grate over a little lemon zest, then squeeze in all the juice. Add 2 tablespoons of extra virgin olive oil, mix, taste and season to perfection with sea salt and black pepper.

  3. Drain the beans and peas, reserving a mugful of the cooking water and discarding the mint stalks.
  4. Pinch the skins off any large beans, then pour the beans and peas on to a platter, toss with a few splashes of the reserved cooking water, then spoon over the dressing. Drizzle with 1 more tablespoon of extra virgin olive oil and toss together at the table before tucking in.