Dippable Broad Beans

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Serves2-3 people
Dippable Broad Beans

Perfect with toasted pitta bread and barbecued lamb kebabs.

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  • 1 mug of shelled broad beans
  • 1 small red chilli deseeded and finely chopped (use more or less to suit your taste)
  • A handful of fresh basil or mint leaves
  • 1 lemon
  • A glug of olive oil
  • Sea salt and freshly ground pepper
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1. Simmer the broad beans in a little water till tender, about 5 mins. Refresh in cold water.
2. Peel away the shell of the beans with your fingers leaving the soft centre.
3. Add the beans, chilli and mint to a food processor with a splash of olive oil, a pinch of salt and pepper, and a good squeeze of lemon.
4. Whiz till smooth. Taste. Adjust seasoning and add more lemon or olive oil, if needed.
5. Pop in a tub, gloss the top with olive oil and it’ll keep in the fridge for 3-4 days. It’ll also freeze. Just defrost and get dippin’.
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This recipe is brilliant! I thoroughly recommend it. Perfect on sourdough toast with a poached egg as a brunch ??


Simple and perfect. I used mint and it was delicious. Found I needed to add more liquid to help the food processor along (handily had some cooking liquid reserved from cooking butterbeans for a different dish, so used some of that). Rave reviews from the one other person I was willing to share it with :) Thanks for the recipe!