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Sunday, July 10, 2011

Broad Bean and Freekah Salad


Finally broad beans are popping up at the markets and I am able to try this recipe for broad bean salad by Janella Purcell from Good Chef Bad Chef. The seller said they were very young and so no need to peel the beans. I have never eaten them before so I am assuming that the outer skin becomes tough with age? They are so much prettier on the inside, brilliant green.


So this salad was quite simple, healthy and delicious. Just toss mint and parsley leaves with diced cucumber and tomato, sliced red onion, cooked freekah and broad beans. The dressing is a mix of garlic, olive oil, lemon zest and umeboshi vinegar. It tasted light and healthy, although it was not the best salad I've ever had. It makes an easy meal with loads of fresh produce, perfect meal after a trip to the farmers market.


11 comments:

  1. Looks like a very healthy salad Muppy. It's a shame it wasn't the best salad you had. What do you think it needed to make it better?

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  2. It's a veritable rainbow of a salad! Looks delicious, and I'd love to give it a go :)

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  3. Yes they become quite tough and not very nice unless they are young ones. That's great and it saves on peeling them too!

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  4. Nice salad! My broad beans still have no beans!

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  5. Muppy, it looks so pretty! And think of all those nutrients too! X

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  6. Great salad,packed with nutrients and so refreshing!I love it!

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  7. Fresh produce in a a plate... healthy and refreshing. Just love it!

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  8. What a wonderful way to use broad beans! Looks delicious!

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  9. I love salads with lots of fresh herbs! I have never cooked with broad beans myself though.

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