Healthy Kids

Broad bean dip recipe

A yummy dip with ingredients fresh from the garden – perfect served with flatbread or raw veggies.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation
  • Serves: 6

  • Fresh from the garden: Broad beans, garlic, lemon, mixed soft-leaved herbs

  • Season: Spring


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What to do

Remember to put a damp tea towel under your chopping board to stop it from slipping.
    1. Put a saucepan of water on to boil.

    2. Prepare all of the ingredients based on the instructions in the ingredients list.

    3. Pod the broad beans.

    4. Boil the beans in water for 5 minutes, until tender.

    5. Drain and peel the cooked beans.

    6. Add the beans to the mortar with the lemon juice, herbs, garlic, oil and a pinch of salt and pepper. Pound to a smooth paste with the pestle.

    7. Taste for salt and pepper and season if necessary.

    8. Using the spatula, scrape the dip into the serving bowl.

Written by Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation

The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Foundation is a not-for-profit charity whose vision is to see children form positive food habits for life. The Foundation provides the inspiration, information, professional development and support for educational institutions to deliver pleasurable food education, in conjunction with educators, partners and the wider community.

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