Just to recap Sundays daily theme is "Sleepy Sunday", posts need to relate to Breakfast, Brunch or 'lazin' in bed' snacks.
As you know I'm blogging about everything bean like as I have a glut of beans; runner beans, broad beans, string beans, purple beans and yellow beans, although these little beauties are far and between and hardly a deserve the labeling of a glut! The snails have taken a liking to these but on the positive side its meant that the little blighters have left my other beans well alone!
So what can you cook with beans that meets today's daily theme? Easy! Fresh broad bean pate on a french baguette, with a large mug of Lady Grey tea, perfect.
From this . . .
to this . . .
This pate is very easy to make and so tasty, especially with the added olives, you really must try it.
100g shelled broad beans
1 Garlic clove
1tsp Lemon juice
5 fresh mint leaves
1 Tbsp Olive Oil
10 pitted green olives
Salt & Pepper
Put the shelled broad beans in a small saucepan with the garlic clove and just enough water to cover them with and bring to a boil. Cook until tender, this will depend on the age of your beans, I only needed to cook mine for 4 minutes. Drain the beans and garlic and stop the cooking process by running cold water over them in a sieve.
When the beans are cool enough to pick up without burning yourself remove the outer skin, which can be tough. If you grow your own and pick the beans when they are young and tender you may get away with this step. However it is habit to me and something I always do, no matter how young and tender the bean is.
Add the beans and garlic to a food processor along with the lemon juice and a splash of water and puree. Add a little olive oil at a time and puree again until you have the consistency you like. You can always add a little more water or olive oil if you prefer a runnier pate. Transfer to a bowl.
Finely chop the green olives and finely shred the mint leaves and mix into the pate, stir to combine thoroughly and add salt and pepper if you require more seasoning.
It was that tasty I even plated up another batch with some salad for my tea!