Monica Shaw

How to Cook With Broad Beans - Three Ways

The Independent - June 02, 2017

Broad Bean Guacamole

If you’re looking for a simple way to use broad beans this summer, follow Monica's lead and include them in a delicious guacamole – ideal for barbecues and get-togethers.

  • 100g broad beans, shelled and double-podded weight
  • 1 avocado
  • ½ lemon, juiced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • salt
  • pepper

Coarsely mash the broad beans with a mortar and pestle. Add the avocado and continue mashing until smooth, but still with some texture.

Mix in the lemon juice and garlic. Season with salt and pepper, taste, adding more salt or lemon juice as needed.