Simple Suppers: Salad of Runner Beans, Burrata, Anchovies, Chillies & Olives with Sourdough Pangritata

by Thyme Recipes 3 Aug 17

The freshest of young beans, at their best right now, dressed with salty anchovies, olives and fresh chillies. A perfect foil for rich, creamy burrata (if you can't find this Italian delight, supermarkets sell great buffalo mozarella as a tasty substitute). Pangritata, often called 'poor man's parmesan', gives a contrasting crunchy texture, it is made from fried roughly torn pieces of bread, irressistably flavoured with garlic. A simple, quick and flavoursome supper ...

Serves 4



  1. Slice, blanch and refresh the runner beans.
  2. Make the pangritata, heat 2 tbsp of oil together with a clove of garlic until the garlic turns golden, then remove this from the pan.
  3. Add the torn bread, some seasoning and fry until golden and crisp. Remove and drain on kitchen paper.
  4. In a small bowl combine the anchovies, chilli and olives with 2-3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil. Mix to combine, and use this to dress the beans.
  5. To serve – open the Burrata onto 4 plates, dress with the beans and scatter with pangritata.


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