Eat: Smashed Broad Bean, Mint, Feta, Avocado and Lime on Sour Dough



Broad Beans are one of the ELE teams favourite crops to grow. We had a great season this year and have been enjoying the rewards ever since. This recipe is quick, healthy and perfect for a snack or starter and great for entertaining at this time of year. To make the broad bean smash, cook fresh broad beans in their pods in a pan of boiling water for 3-5 minutes or until cooked through. Drain, cover with cold water and pop the beans from their pods, discarding the shells. Add beans to a food processor with olive oil, juice of 1 lime, 1 clove of garlic and a pinch of salt. Partially blend to a rustic paste. Lightly toast sour dough bread, spread with the broad bean smash, mashed avocado and crumbled feta and top with shavings of parmesan cheese , mint leaves and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with lime cheeks. Enjoy! ELE tip – if you can’t get a hold of fresh broad beans this recipe works equally well with frozen beans.

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8 Comments Add yours

  1. thehomemakerslife says:

    Yum!

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  2. Amanda says:

    Avocado on anything. Yum. And broad beans are such any unsung hero full of protein and fibre. Nice.

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  3. wdouglas14 says:

    Drool! That inspired me to make broad beans on toast for lunch today. Was like a taste of summer 🙂

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  4. conniem says:

    Hi, I really like your blog and have nominated you for a Liebster Award! https://hittingtheroadwithjack.wordpress.com/2015/12/21/liebster-award/ 🙂 Connie x

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  5. I love how this combines so many foods I love but is still super healthy!

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  6. Miss Dinie says:

    I normally hate broad beans but I like the look of this. They remind me of school.. I was forced to eat them-Tough skin and all!

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