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

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

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

  3. 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

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

  5. What a yummy presentation.

  6. 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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