Wednesday, 16 January 2013

Salads- Broad Beans and Mint

Here's a light and easy (and super quick!) alternative to salads.

We buy broad beans fresh. They are so nice to have with any fish or meat dish.  If you can't get them fresh, don't panic. You can still buy them from the freezer section. The nicest thing being is this little side dish is just so easy and quick to make.

Take a Kilo of Broad Beans and de-pod them. Cook in Boiling salted water for 3-4 minutes, then stain into icy water. Take the skins off (you should be able to just 'pop' them out of the skins. It's a little fun actually!) and place them into a clean bowl.

Take fork and mash the beans with salt, pepper and extra virgin olive oil. Mash only roughly to leave little texture. 

 Add as much olive oil as you like as everyones' taste is different.

Finish off with finely sliced mint leaves, again as much as you like!

It's certainly one of the easiest little salads to make. 
Goes with just about everything too! 

(Sorry. I should look at getting a finish photo of this...I'll keep you posted)

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