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Best ever broad bean recipes

We're celebrating broad beans with our favourite summer recipes. Try light and colourful broad bean and mint panzanella with burrata, or warm broad bean, pea, baby leek & prosciutto salad with eggs, or go for the more substantial chicken and broad bean pilaf.

Our recipe ideas to use broad beans are quick and easy. Broad beans are bright green and vitamin-packed so they’re a healthy addition to midweek meals. From broad beans on toast to vibrant salads, a fab spring greens brunch recipe to lamb shoulder served with broad beans, our easy ideas will give you plenty of inspiration. 

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Looking for ideas to use your homegrown British produce? British broad beans season runs from April to September, so plenty of time to make our favourite summer recipes…


Broad bean and mint panzanella with burrata

This recipe for broad bean and mint panzanella with burrata makes a great spring salad, packed with lots of delicious flavours from anchovies and capers along with the creamy burrata and fresh broad beans. Serve it as a starter.


Spring greens shakshuka

Shakshuka, traditionally a North African dish, is typically comprised of spices, eggs and tomatoes, but here we’ve decided to mix things up a little… make it green and healthy with asparagus tips and broad beans.

Spring Greens Shakshuka

Broad bean fritters with herby whipped goat’s cheese and bacon crumbs

This recipe for broad bean fritters with herby whipped goat’s cheese and bacon crumbs is ready in under 30 minutes – perfect for a speedy supper.

Broad bean fritters recipe

Slow-cooked shoulder of spring lamb with peas, broad beans and mint

This slow-cooked shoulder of spring lamb with peas, broad beans and mint is a great low-effort, maximum-results recipe from Noble Rot in Bloomsbury.

Slow-cooked shoulder of lamb

Barley risotto with chicken, broad beans and kale

Broad beans are in season from June to September, and this recipe for creamy but fresh barley risotto with chicken, beans and kale is a great way to make the most of them while you can. 

Barley risotto recipe

Smashed broad beans on toast

Not a fan of the classic beans on toast? Try our greener healthier version, broad beans on toast. This recipe is quick and easy to rustle up, ideal for when you’re short of time.

Broad Bean Toast

Trout and broad bean filo tart

This trout and broad bean filo tart is easy to make, packed full of fresh spring flavours and low-cal – perfect if you’re on the 5:2 diet.

Trout and broad bean filo tart

Warm broad bean, pea, baby leek & prosciutto salad with eggs

Broad beans are in season from June until September, and this warm broad bean, pea, baby leek & prosciutto salad with eggs is a fantastic way to use them. It makes the perfect lunch or light supper during the summer months.


Chicken and broad bean pilaf

Pilaf makes the best fast rice dish. This healthy chicken recipe serves 2 and can be whipped up in half an hour. Add broad beans and flaked almonds, then serve.


Broad bean, pea shoot, asparagus & ricotta bowl

Bright green broad beans are a beautiful thing. Used in this seasonal broad bean, pea shoot, asparagus and ricotta bowl, it feels like you’re eating a bowl full of goodness.


Fried new potatoes with Parma ham and broad beans

This quick and easy recipe for fried new potatoes with Parma ham and broad beans is a delicious speedy supper – ideal for after work. Plus, it’s under 300 calories. Broad beans are at their best during the summer months.

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Broad bean and fennel salad

This broad bean and fennel salad is full of fresh, crisp flavours with zesty lemon and a kick of chilli. It makes a great starter or side salad. Broad beans are at their best during the summer months.