A delicious easy way to use broad beans (even the big tough ones you would usually reject!)
What you will need:
- Broad beans
- Extra Virgin Olive Oil
- Lemon juice
- Chilli flakes (optional)
- Boil a pan of water and add approx. 500g of broad beans. Cook for about 10 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat, drain and plunge into a pan of cold water.
- Drain beans and then make a small slit in each bean to squeeze out the tender middle. Do this with all the beans and then discard the skins.
- Place the tender middles into a blender. Add 2 grated cloves of garlic, 5 tablespoons of olive oil, 2 tablespoons of lemon, and a good pinch of salt and pepper. Now blend to a soft paste mix, if too stiff add more olive oil.
- Taste. If required add additional chilli flakes to spice it up. Adapt to your own taste preferences. Serve with pitta, toast or crudites.