Crunchy Greens with Pancetta

Author Notes: The full flavor of crunchy greens with salty pancetta and a lemon-soy sauce to finish makes for a great starter or side to any meal.Sylvie @ Roamingtaste

Serves: 4


  • 1/2 pound green beans, stemmed
  • 1/2 pound broccolini
  • 8 rashers, pancetta
  • 3 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons soy sauce
In This Recipe


  1. Pour water 1/4 way up a heavy saucepan and place on high heat.
  2. Add in the beans and broccolini, cover and cook for approximately 5 minutes, stirring until bright green.
  3. Remove, drain and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, place the pancetta in a pan on high heat and cook until crispy, approximately 2 minutes either side. Drain on paper towels.
  5. Mix the lemon juice and soy sauce in a small bowl.
  6. Place the greens on a plate, break the pancetta over the top then pour the lemon soy dressing over.
  7. Serve immediately.

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