Saturday, 10 July 2010

Harvest Time.......

Well all my hard work is beginning to pay off as I pick my fruit and veg in my allotment, If you're anything like me, broad beans would normally make you shiver and not with delight. I remember at school getting them dished up on my plate and my heart sinking to new depths, thinking "How am I going to eat them"? I once hid them under a mound of mashed potato thinking no-one would notice them, but hey ho! along came the scary dinner lady and lifted up the mash with a fork...........well you can guess the rest.

Anyway, I have successfully grown some broad beans this year and was determined to use them. I have made a dip with them, such a simple easy recipe, so I thought I would share it with you. It's a very healthy snack dish or starter and is delicious served with warm Pitta Bread or Flatbread. You will need:

300g Broad Beans, podded

1 Clove of garlic

1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Small buch of mint

1 Lemon - juice of

1 Tbsp Natural yoghurt

Pinch of salt

Cook the broad beans for 5 mins. then let them cool and take off the outer skin, leaving the bright green part of the bean. Put all ingredients (except the lemon)into a food processor. Whizz for a couple of minutes then mix in the lemon juice and check the seasoning.

Place into a bowl and drizzle with a little Olive oil and a sprig of mint.

Serve with warm Pitta bread or Flatbread, enjoy!


My name is CINDY...... said...

Well done you and it looks yummy but I'm not convinced even shedloads of garlic would make broad beans appeal to me.... Carol, just wanted to let you know I am a bit late posting off your little house as I couldn't find a box the right size but I've found something that'll do so will try and get to PO Monday. Cindy x

Dee said...

I love broad beans - i eat them straight out the pod!

Lizzybobs said...

mmmmmmmmmmmmm could almost eat this thanks for sharing it with us will try it some day soon (HUG) Liz = thanks for popping by my blog