Crushed broad beans with garlic and lemon crostini

AT A GLANCE

  • Serves 10 people

  • 500 gm podded broad beans (about 2kg unpodded)
  • ¼ Spanish onion, finely chopped
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 100 ml each extra-virgin olive oil and olive oil
  • 1/3 cup (firmly packed) mint, coarsely chopped
  • 1 lemon, finely grated rind and juice only
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  • Garlic and lemon crostini
  • 80 ml (1/3 cup) extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 lemon, finely grated rind only
  • 24 thin slices sourdough bread (about 1 large loaf)
  • 1 garlic clove, halved
01   Preheat oven to 200C. For garlic and lemon crostini, combine oil and lemon rind in a bowl, season to taste. Place bread in a single layer on oven trays, drizzle with oil mixture, turn and repeat. Bake, turning once, until golden and crisp (4-6 minutes), then rub with cut-side of garlic and cool to room temperature. Makes 24. Garlic and lemon crostini will keep stored in an airtight container for 1 week.
02   Blanch broad beans until just tender (1-2 minutes), then refresh. Drain, remove skins (discard), combine in a food processor with onion and garlic and pulse until coarsely crushed. Transfer to a bowl, stir in oils, mint, lemon rind and juice, season to taste and serve with garlic and lemon crostini.

Topics:

BREAD, BEANS, GARLIC, SIDE DISH, MINT, MEDITERRANEAN, LEMONS, SUMMER

Recipe:

EMMA KNOWLES

Photography:

BEN DEARNLEY

Styling:

KIRSTEN BOOKALLIL AND EMMA KNOWLES

FEATURED IN

Jan 2010

Jan 2010

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