Jamie Oliver's peas, beans, chilli and mint

Jamie Oliver's peas, beans, chilli and mint.
Jamie Oliver's peas, beans, chilli and mint. Photo: David Loftus
Difficulty
Easy

Jamie Oliver shares a recipe from 5 Ingredients – Quick & Easy Food.

Ingredients

½ a bunch of fresh mint (15g)

200g fresh podded or frozen broad beans

200g fresh podded or frozen peas

1 fresh red chilli

1 lemon

Method

1. Rip off and reserve the top leafy half of the mint. Put the stalks in a pan of boiling salted water, then add the beans and peas to cook for 4 minutes. Meanwhile, halve and deseed 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.

2. Drain the beans and peas, reserving a mugful of cooking water and discarding the mint stalks. Pinch the skins off any larger beans, then pour the beans and peas on to a platter, toss with a few splashes of 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.

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