Saturday, 9 June 2012

Broad bean, feta and beetroot salad

The first broad beans of the season are beginning to appear in the shops now although ours in the garden still have a long way to go. Here is a salad that helps to make these precious beans into the star attraction of a summer meal

Cooked broad beans (I couldn't be bothered  to double pod them, and as they were young and very fresh they didn't need it, but if your beans are older or you are serving the dish for a  special occaasion, you might want to) are mixed with diced cooked beetroot and cubes of feta cheese.

Dress this with a dressing made from a tablespoon of lemon juice whisked with three of olive oil, seasoning and some chopped fresh mint. As soon as you do this, the colour of the beetroot starts to bleed into the cheeses, so the photo was taken before dressing it, with a few mint sprigs to symbolise the dressing!

I an submitting this to No Croutons Required at Tinned Tomatoes.


Jayne said...

mmm that looks yummy

Rachelradiostar said...

I grew broad beans last year. Utterly delicious when freshly picked! An easy to grow plant too! Lovely blog :-)

Jacqueline Meldrum said...

Hi Jane, nice to meet you and welcome to the blogosphere. Thanks for entering your salad into No Croutons Required. I am just typing up the round-up just now.