Quick and tasty broad bean dip

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Broad beans can be bought for next to nothing in a dry form, soaked overnight and cooked slowly for 1 and a half hours on medium heat in lots of slightly salted water.  There is no need to peel the beans but just just quickly pure’ with a hand blender together with the following:

  • 3 cloves garlic,
  • 100 ml olive oil
  • 80 ml lemon juice
  • 2 tsps sea salt
  • 2 tsps ground cumin
  • 2 tsps paprika powder

Add some of the cooking liquid to taste (and consistency).

The recipe is for 300g beans in dry form.

The cooking of the beans takes more than an hour, but the rest cannot be easier or quicker.  Makes loads, so again great if you have friends over.