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Broad bean mint cakes

Broad bean mint cakes

These broad bean mint cakes are really tasty and easy to make – a great way to liven up summer veggies with little effort. This is a Yotam Ottolenghi recipe, published in the Waitrose magazine. Ottolenghi is a master of making vegetables interesting, and this recipe is unusually simple for him. These are delicious served with new potatoes and a […]

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Broad bean salad with pumpkin seeds and feta

Broad bean salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and feta

Broad beans are a great summer vegetable to add in salads. This wholesome dish is full of summer flavours. We spotted this recipe in the Waitrose magazine. Broad bean salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and feta 200g bulghur wheat 60g pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil 200g fresh broad beans 150g baby plum tomatoes, halved ½ […]

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Broad bean and pea frittatas

Pea and broad bean fritters

This easy-to-make Jamie Oliver recipe is well appreciated by the vegetarian in our family, and it’s a good way to make vegetables appealing to children. You can either use fresh broad beans now or freeze some down to make the dish in the winter. I substituted cheddar for pecorino cheese and found it was just as good. It goes […]

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Broad bean, mint and ricotta bruschette

Broad bean, mint and ricotta bruschette

This is a great alternative to tomato based bruschette (also known as bruschetta). A very light, fresh seasonal starter to enjoy before those summer barbecues. The recipe is from Russell Norman’s cookbook Polpo, featured in the Observer Food Monthly. Makes 2 bruschette. Place the broad beans into boiling water for 5 minutes, remove and plunge into cold water, […]

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Radish and broad bean salad

This recipe, given to us by our friends at the Cookery Workshop in Frinton-on-Sea, combines just a few bold flavours to create a refreshing summer salad. Serves 4 to 6 Place the shelled broad beans in a pan of boiling water and simmer for 1-2 minutes. Drain in large colander and refresh under cold water. […]

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broad bean halloumi salad

Minted broad beans with fried halloumi

A great summer salad – light and easy to make. Serves four. Cook the beans for 3-4 mins until tender then drain. If using larger beans with tough skins, refresh in cold water then peel outer skins off. Cut the halloumi into slices or chunks and fry in the vegetable oil until lightly coloured. Mix […]

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Broad bean and pancetta risotto

Broad beans and pancetta make a great combination, and the summer beans lighten the risotto. Serves four. Peel and finely chop onion, shell beans and grate Parmesan. Bring the stock to the boil. Melt half the butter; add onion and pancetta; cook for about 10 minutes. Add rice; stir until coated with the butter. Add the […]

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