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Smashed Broad Bean and Avocado Toasts

Try our Smashed Broad Bean and Avocado Toast recipe, packed full of green goodness and delicious served for brunch or as a healthy snack.

Broad beans are one of the our favourite crops to grow in the garden, they are packed full of goodness and versatile to use in the kitchen. This recipe is quick and healthy and the broad bean smash can be made up in advance.


Broad bean smash

200g broad beans (shelled weight)

2 tbsp olive oil, plus a little extra to serve

Juice of 1 lime

1 clove garlic

Sea salt

To serve

4 slices sourdough bread

50 crumbled feta

1 avocado, mashed

8-10 fresh mint leaves

Parmesan cheese, shaved

Extra lime, to serve


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. (Note – if you are using frozen broad beans, cook in boiling water until cooked through).

Add broad beans to a food processor with olive oil, juice of 1 lime, garlic and a pinch of salt. Pulse to a rustic smash.

Lightly toast sourdough bread, spread with the broad bean smash and top with mashed avocado.

To serve, top with crumbled feta, shavings of parmesan cheese, scattered mint leaves and a drizzle of olive oil. Serve with fresh lime cheeks. Enjoy!

ele tip – if you can’t get a hold of fresh broad beans this recipe works equally well with frozen broad beans.

Want more? Click here for our Creamy Avocado and Lime Dip and here for our Avocado Fettuccine recipe.

9 comments on “Smashed Broad Bean and Avocado Toasts

  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! 🙂 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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