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.
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.
Broad bean recipes
- Grow your own broad beans or buy from greengrocers
Try this brilliant broad bean salad. The fresh, vibrant beans are joined by thinly sliced peaches, fennel, basil and courgette, then the lot is dressed in a lemony chilli dressing.
This combo of cool lemony ricotta, crisp golden fried gnocchi and vibrant broad beans is an absolute winner.
Get a taste of the Spanish Camino, with this vibrant starter that celebrates broad beans from My Million Pound Menu winner, Pilgrim.
Cook the chorizo until super crisp and serve over peppery rocket, vibrant broad beans and baby new potatoes tossed in oily garlic.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Broad beans liven up this vegan baguette with creamy hummus and flavoursome falafel for the perfect lunchtime meal. Discover our best falafel recipes here.
Make the most of seasonal lamb and bright broad beans in this summer salad stopped with creamy feta. More lamb recipes here.
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.
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.
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.
Make the most of broad beans in this easy mash served with crispy sea bass - an impressive dinner for the warmer months.
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.
Make the most of broad beans in this easy healthy chicken pilaf with flaked almonds. Discover more of our best chicken recipes here.
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.
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.
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.
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.