3 more ways with broad beans
1. Sauteed baby beans
Cook some chopped garlic and spring onion in oil over a low heat with a few handfuls of baby broad beans for a few minutes. Add a splash of water, salt
pepper and fresh thyme, and continue cooking slowly until the water has almost evaporated. Serve with barbecued lamb.
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2. Quick braised beans
Melt a sliced onion in olive oil over a low heat for about 15 minutes. Blanch a kilo of broad beans and 250 g of peas, then drain and add to the onion.
Stir through a handful of chopped mint and serve with roast chicken.
3. Broad bean dip
Double peel a kilo of broad beans, and put them in a food processor with a garlic clove, a few leaves of fresh mint, and 100g grated parmesan. Whizz, then
add about half a cup of extra virgin olive oil to create a paste. Season with salt to taste, and serve on bruschetta.
Text: Robin Powell