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Green Beans, Peas & Parma Ham - A Delicious Summer Side Dish

Green Beans, Peas and Parma Ham - A delicious summer side dish. Simple to make and ready in just 10 minutes.
Active Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 portions


  • Sharp knife and chopping board
  • Saucepan
  • Large frying pan
  • Teaspoon, tablespoon and weighing scales - if you want to be accurate with your measurements but there's really no need as long as you're roughly right.


  • 200 g fine beans
  • 200 g frozen peas
  • 50 g black olives - about 2 tablespoons
  • 2 slices parma ham
  • 2 tips good quality tomato puree - I use Cirio
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • Salt


  • Bring a pan of salted water to the boil.
  • Trim the ends from the fine beans (200g) and the chop them in half.
  • Put the fine beans and peas (200g) into the boiling water and cook for roughly 6 minutes until soft but still with some bite.
  • While the beans and peas are cooking, thinly slice the black olives (50g) and roughly chop the parma ham (2 slices).
  • Once the beans and peas are cooked, drain and then set aside.
  • Heat the olive oil (1 tsp) in a large frying pan, add the parma ham and fry for about a minute. Add the green beans, peas, olives and tomato puree (2 tbsp). Stir it all until throughly mixed.
  • Season with salt and pepper and serve.


One portion provides 1.9 of your 5-a-day fruit and vegetables.
The nutritional information provided excludes any additional seasoning added during cooking.


Serving: 1portion | Calories: 109kcal | Carbohydrates: 7.9g | Protein: 6.4g | Fat: 4.8g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 280mg | Fiber: 4.4g | Sugar: 3.9g

Any nutritional information provided is the estimated nutritional information per serving. Please refer to my guide to Charlotte’s Lively Kitchen nutritional information if you would like to learn more about how this is calculated.

Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: Italian
Keyword: Dairy-Free
Author: Charlotte Oates