Smashed Broad Beans on Toast

Best ever broad bean recipes

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Got a glut of broad beans? Try light and colourful broad bean and mint panzanella with burrata, summery broad bean fritters, or chicken and broad bean pilaf

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Looking for ideas to use your homegrown broad beans? 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 summer inspiration.


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Ingredients

  • Grow your own broad beans or buy from greengrocers

When are broad beans in season?

British broad beans season runs from April to September, and they're at their best between June and September.


Fried gnocchi with broad beans, parma ham, ricotta and sage

This combo of cool lemony ricotta, crisp golden fried gnocchi and vibrant broad beans is an absolute winner.

Pan Fried Gnocchi Recipe with Broad Beans, Parma Ham and Ricotta


Peas, broad beans, manchego and migas

Get a taste of the Spanish Camino, with this vibrant starter that celebrates broad beans from My Million Pound Menu winner, Pilgrim.

Vegetarian Starter Recipe From Pilgrim Liverpool


New potato, broad bean and chorizo salad

Cook the chorizo until super crisp and serve over peppery rocket, vibrant broad beans and baby new potatoes tossed in oily garlic.

Broad Bean and Chorizo Salad Recipe with New Potatoes


Broad bean and mint panzanella with burrata

Make this broad bean and mint panzanella with burrata for a great spring salad, packed with lots of delicious seasonal flavours. Try more easy starter recipes here.

Panzanella Salad Recipe with Broad Beans and Mint

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. Try many more asparagus recipes here.

Green Shakshuka Recipe (Plus How To Video)

Risotto verde recide with broad beans

This show-stopping risotto verde is packed with plenty of green vegetables, we make the most of seasoanl broad beans in  this vibrant recipe. It's low calorie and a great way to feed a crowd.

Vegetable Risotto Recipe


Green linguine with broad beans

Our super simple linguine recipe is full of seasonal veg including vibrant broad beans. This quick and easy pasta dish is a great midweek meal for 2. Plenty more linguine recipes here.

Green linguine recipe


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

These easy fritters make the most of broad beans and are served with herby whipped goat's cheese and bacon crumbs, plus they're ready in under 30 minutes.

Fritters Recipe with Broad Beans, Goat’s Cheese and Bacon

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. Check out more of our best recipes for things on toast here.

Smashed Broad Beans on Toast

Avocado hummus, falafel and broad bean baguettes

Broad beans liven up this vegan baguette with creamy hummus and flavoursome falafel for the perfect lunchtime meal. Discover our best falafel recipes here...

Falafel with Avocado Hummus Recipe and Broad Beans served in a crispy white baguette on a dark blue tray and table

Broad bean smash with lamb shawarma

Make the most of seasonal lamb and bright broad beans in this summer salad stopped with creamy feta. More lamb recipes here.

Lamb Shawarma Recipe with Broad Beans

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

Our slow-cooked shoulder of spring lambs served with crunchy broad beans and mint – the perfect low-effort with maximum-results recipe from Noble Rot in Bloomsbury.

Slow-Cooked Lamb Recipe with Peas, Broad Beans and Mint

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. Plenty more risotto recipes here.

Chicken Risotto Recipe with Kale

Veal rump, potatoes, broad beans, girolles and celeriac puree

Veal rump is paired with seasonal broad beans and a creamy cauliflower puree in this beautiful recipe from Alistair Craig of The Horseshoe Inn near Peebles.

Veal Rump Recipe with Potatoes, Broad Beans and Celeriac Puree


Sea bass with broad bean mash and truffle oil

Make the most of broad beans in this easy mash served with crispy sea bass - an impressive dinner for the warmer months.

Sea Bass Recipe with Broad Bean Mash


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-calories. Check out more of our best savoury tart recipes here.

Filo Tart Recipe with Trout and Broad Beans

Chicken and broad bean pilaf

Make the most of broad beans in this easy healthy chicken pilaf with flaked almonds. Discover more of our best chicken recipes here.

Chicken and Broad Bean Pilaf Recipe

Broad bean, pea shoot, asparagus and 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. Discover more of our best veggie salad recipes here.

Asparagus and Ricotta Bowl Recipe with Broad Beans


Fried new potatoes with Parma ham and broad beans

Broad beans are at their best during the summer months – try them in this quick and easy recipe with fried new potatoes and crispy Parma. Plenty more new potato recipes here

New Potatoes with Parma Ham and Broad Beans

Grilled peas and broad beans with minted yogurt sauce

This recipe for grilled broad beans with peas and minted yogurt sauce is a great dish to have on hand for a summer barbecue. The slightly charred flavour works really well with the fresh, seasonal broad beans and the tangy yogurt sauce.

Pea and Bean Salad Recipe With Minted Yogurt Sauce


Broad bean and fennel salad

Put broad beans at the centre of this fresh, crisp salad with fennel, zesty lemon and a kick of chilli. It makes a great starter or side salad.

Broad Bean Salad Recipe with Fennel
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