Broad beans, also known as fava beans, are sweet, tender and delicious pod beans with a smooth creamy texture. This is a lovely summer salad which can be eaten on its own or as an accompaniment to any meaty main dishes.
Broad Bean Salad with Feta and Almondsadapted from BBC Good Food
- Briefly cook the broad beans in simmering water, drain and refresh in cold water. Squeeze them out of their grey outer pods, if you want.
- Put the cilantro in a bowl, add the shallot and feta. Heat the olive oil in a small frying pan and toast the almonds, add a little salt to the pan, toss, then add the cilantro mix along with the beans. Dress with the lemon juice.