How to make it

  • If you're using dried broad beans, you must first soak them for two days in salted water with the bicarbonate of soda mixed in. The water must be changed after the first day. This will soften the beans.
  • After the second day, cook the beans in fresh water.
  • Bring the water to a boil and let simmer until the beans are cooked. Drain and mince the beans.
  • Mix in the olive oil, parsley and crushed garlic and make into a paste.
  • For best taste, serve hot.

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  • bertiebrooke 9 years ago
    I came home with some broad beans from the allotment and my wife said "Broad beans with quiche?" (She is duty cook tonight). I said how about quiche with toast and broad bean pesto? Following your recipe (more or less),I chopped up 3 garlic cloves , about 250 gms of broad beans which were boiled for 6 minutes and drained, a couple of tablespoons of olive oil, salt, ground black pepper and the juice of half a lemon.
    Out with the hand blender and the whole lot was pulverised into a sort of green bean mush.
    We are having it with the quiche and diagonal slivers of olive oil soaked and fried French bread rolls. Delicious!
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  • tornatna 9 years ago
    can the broad beans be the frozen ones - will the outcome be the same
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    " It was excellent "
    elgab89 ate it and said...
    Very nice, like a pesto and beans!
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  • 22566 10 years ago
    Different! Thank-you

    Kind Regards
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