Small bruschetta squares on a wooden board

Broad bean, pecorino and olive bruschetta

  • serves 6
  • Easy

Top squares of toasted focaccia with baby broad beans, mint leaves and Taggiasche olives for a fresh springtime bite, finished with grated pecorino

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Try this recipe for broad bean, pecorino and olive bruschetta, then check out our tomato bruschetta, broad bean and mint bruschetta, burrata bruschetta and more Italian starter recipes.

Just-picked, freshly podded raw baby broad beans are a real seasonal treat. Here, they’re mixed with Taggiasche olives, a Ligurian delicacy from the small town of Taggia. They’re considered to be one of the best-flavoured varieties.

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Ingredients

  • baby broad beans 250g, double-podded
  • mint leaves 8
  • pecorino (or vegetarian alternative) 30g, grated, plus extra to serve
  • lemon 1, zested and juiced
  • olive oil 50ml
  • focaccia 6 slices, toasted
  • Taggiasche olives 3 tbsp, pitted and sliced

Method

  • Step 1

    Use a pestle and mortar to pound together the beans, mint leaves and a pinch of salt until the beans are just crushed. Tip into a bowl and fold in the pecorino, lemon zest and juice and olive oil. Season to taste.

  • Step 2

    Cut the focaccia into small pieces and spread thickly with the bean mixture. Sprinkle with the olives and some more pecorino before serving.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 295
  • Fat 14.6g
  • Saturates 2.2g
  • Carbs 30g
  • Sugars 1.9g
  • Fibre 3.1g
  • Protein 9.2g
  • Salt 1.3g
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