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Our best broad bean recipes

Broad beans, also known as fava beans, are a fantastic-tasting legume and a great source for plenty of essential nutrients. From spreadable dips to luxurious risottos, here are a few of our best broad bean recipes.

Salmon, smashed avocado and broad bean bruschetta
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Salmon, smashed avocado and broad bean bruschetta

Upgrade avocado toast with smoked salmon, peppery radish and broad beans for a vibrant brunch recipe that's ready in just 15 minutes. Mash together summery broad beans and creamy avocado, and add a little kick of chilli, lime and coriander before loading onto toasted rye bread – quick, easy and delicious!

  1. Blanch the broad beans in boiling water for 2-3 mins. Drain and refresh under cold water, then squeeze to remove the outer skins (you can leave them on but the beans are more tender if double-podded).
  2. Put the beans, avocado, chilli, coriander and most of the lime juice in a bowl. Mash until smooth. Season.
  3. Toast the sourdough slices. Dollop the bean mash on top, then add the radishes and salmon. Finish with the remaining lime juice and some black pepper. Serve with watercress.

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  • Ingredients
  • 350g shelled broad beans
  • 1 ripe avocado, stoned and peeled
  • 1 red chilli, finely chopped
  • 10g fresh coriander, chopped
  • 1 lime, juiced
  • 4 thick slices sourdough rye bloomer
  • 6 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 120g pack smoked salmon, sliced
  • watercress, to serve