Broad Bean Hummus

A simple dip made with that classic British crop, broad beans.

Serves 4 people


 

  • 250 grams fresh or frozen broad beans
  • 1 large bunch of parsley
  • 1 small bunch mint
  • 250 grams low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch(es) Sesame seeds

 

  1. Steam the broad beans until tender and then refresh in cold water.
  2. Wash, dry and finely chop the herbs.
  3. Mash the beans together with the herbs, vinegar, cream cheese and season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Serve topped with chopped parsley or sesame seeds

Method

  1. Steam the broad beans until tender and then refresh in cold water.
  2. Wash, dry and finely chop the herbs.
  3. Mash the beans together with the herbs, vinegar, cream cheese and season with salt and black pepper.
  4. Serve topped with chopped parsley or sesame seeds

Ingredients

 

  • 250 grams fresh or frozen broad beans
  • 1 large bunch of parsley
  • 1 small bunch mint
  • 250 grams low fat cream cheese
  • 1 tablespoon(s) balsamic vinegar
  • 1 pinch(es) Sesame seeds

 


Additional tips: You can add stronger flavoured herbs like rosemary and thyme, but in smaller amounts.

The addition of roasted vegetables, olives, capers or sundried tomatoes make for a very bold pate.

Recipe from Robin Van Creveld, Community Chef, www.communitychef.org.uk

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