June Harvest ‘Broad Bean Hummus’dip.

June Harvest ‘Broad Bean Hummus’dip.

I am an absolute fan of hummus so when GD found this recipe for broad bean hummus I was very excited to give it a go.P1060613

Our broad bean crop from the allotment has exceeded all expectation, it is the first time we have grown broad beans thinking they were a bit, well let’s just say a pretty dull thing to grow. But they are beautiful they are even a pretty crop, all those lovely little white flowers set among the green leaves and stems and relatively a hardy plant standing up to the harsh Cornish winds.

The original recipe comes from the River Cottage Everyday cookbook and I have tweaked it also a little to our own tastes as I made it up. The recipe that follows quotes the original R.C. cookbook recipe quantities and serves four people.


400 g shelled broad beans.

1 garlic clove crushed with a little salt.

3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil. (I had flax in so used that).

Generous squeeze of lemon juice.

Sea salt and fresh ground black pepper. ( I used pink himalayan salt).


Place the broad beans in a large pan of cold water and bring to the boil. P1060616Lower the heat and simmer for 5-10 minutes until they are tender and then drain and set aside until cool then slip the beans out of their skins.P1060618

Put the skinned broad beans into a food processor or blender along with the crushed garlic, P10606193 tablespoons of oil, P1060629a generous squeeze of lemon juice,P1060626 P1060643

and some salt and pepper to taste. P1060633Process until thick and slightly coarse consistency adding more oil if needed.P1060649.JPG

Transfer to a serving bowl and adjust the seasoning with an extra sprinkling of sea salt pepper and lemon juice.P1060654.JPG


GD is going to add some chilli flakes to his, I think coriander to garnish would be good. It has a mild fresh peppery taste, great with lettuce, celery or carrott sticks, use like you would chickpea hummus or a guacamole dip.

Look what else we harvested today the first of the yellow courgettes.P1060647 and the first of the raspberries.P1060615 I have been adding fresh fruits to my kefir smoothies I have recently been making for breakfast in the mornings and can’t wait to try the raspberries tomorrow morning.

Happy Solstice everyone!.

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