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Broad bean and pecorino salad

Broad beans and pecorino

A salad with broad beans and pecorino is the idea for a perfect, fresh and nutritious side dish with a spring flavour.

Spring is the perfect season, which brings us many fresh and tasty products. Among these there are fresh broad beans, with their natural and unmistakable flavour. This ingredient is very well suited for the preparation of natural and nutritious salads and mixes, for light and fresh dishes. One of the many recipes you can make is that for a salad with broad beans and pecorino.

The vegetable pairs very well with a variety of ingredients, they are perfect with cured meats and cheeses of all kinds. In particular, their taste is greatly enhanced when combined with pecorino romano . If the broad beans are very fresh you can also think about adding them without boiling them, because they are also excellent to eat raw. Alternatively, you can boil them for a short time and season them with little else. This recipe is excellent for serving a fresh and genuine side dish, with a truly spring flavour.

Broad beans and pecorino
Broad beans and pecorino

Preparing the recipe for broad beans and pecorino

  1. To begin, split each pod in half, to open them completely. In this way, you extract the seeds from inside.
  2. Remove the growth at the top of each seed and collect them in a bowl.
  3. Fill a saucepan with water and heat it on the stove, after adding the salt.
  4. When it boils, immerse the broad bean seeds and cook for 4 minutes .
  5. After this time, wash them immediately under cold water.
  6. At this point, peel the seeds and collect them in the container in which you need to serve them.
  7. Season them with salt and pepper to taste; then, season with olive oil, pouring it slowly .
  8. Cut the pecorino romano into flakes and add it to the broad beans.
  9. Mix and serve your side dish.
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The broad bean and pecorino salad is a tasty idea for a fresh side dish, suitable for accompanying a variety of second courses. You can store it for 1-2 days in the fridge , in an airtight container.

Alternatively, try the delicious crispy garlic potatoes .

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