Pods & sods with watercress

Soya beans, asparagus, broad beans and peas tossed in a vinaigrette make a delicious springtime accompaniment to roast lamb

  • Serves 6
  • Easy

Nutrition per serving

  • kcal 137
  • fat 9g
  • saturates 1g
  • carbs 6g
  • sugars 2g
  • fibre 5g
  • protein 6g
  • salt 0.1g


  • bunch of asparagus, woody ends removed, each spear sliced into 3 pieces on an angle
  • 100g fresh or frozen podded broad beans, skins removed
  • 100g fresh or frozen peas
  • 100g frozen soya or edamame beans
  • 3 spring onions, each sliced into 3 pieces on an angle
  • ½ small pack mint, leaves torn
  • 100g bag watercress
  • 1 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp white wine vinegar


  1. Bring a large pan of salted water to the boil. Drop in the asparagus, bring back to the boil, then add all the beans, the peas and spring onions. Bring to the boil again, then drain and cool quickly by running under cold water.

  2. To make the dressing, mix the mustard with the oil, vinegar and some seasoning. On a large platter, mix all the vegetables with the mint, watercress and a splash of dressing.

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