Broad Bean Kernel, Avocado and Bacon Salad

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Appears in
Josceline Dimbleby’s Complete Cookbook

By Josceline Dimbleby

Published 1997

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If you use fresh broad beans for this delicious salad, make sure they are small and only recently picked. If you decide to use frozen, there is no need to boil them; simply put them in a bowl, pour boiling water over and leave for a minute or two, then drain and press them out of their skins as for the fresh beans.


  • 800 g/ lb fresh broad beans or 350 g/12


Pod the fresh broad beans. Bring a saucepan of water to the boil, put in the beans and cook for only 3-4 minutes, then drain. Pop the green insides out of their skins into a salad bowl. Put the vinegar, mustard and olive oil into a jam jar with the cayenne pepper and some salt.

Shortly before you eat, cut the avocados in half, remove the stones and carefully peel off the skin. Then cut