Broad Bean Pod Purée

This is another delicious way of using the broad bean pods which you may normally throw away. The purée is very good with ham and you can enclose some in a slice to make an interesting canapé or cold buffet dish.


  • 900g/2lb broad bean pods
  • water
  • salt and freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tbsp butter


Top and tail your pods and simmer in a large pan of salted water until they are tender, about 20–30 minutes depending on their age. Drain and either put through the mouli or purée in a blender. Season and reheat with the butter.