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Broad Bean Salad

Fennel, Broad Bean and Quinoa Salad

By Ellen Mary

www.ellenmarygardening.co.uk 

Serves Four

INGREDIENTS

1 pack of quinoa
1 handful of chopped mint leaves
1 bunch of dill
1 thinly sliced fennel bulb
1 sweet red pepper
200g of pomegranate seeds
350g of freshly picked broad beans (equally as good if you are using frozen beans)
1 handful of pumpkin seeds
As much freshly picked rocket as you would like to add

For the Dressing
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
5tbsp of olive oil
2tbsp of cider vinegar
1tbsp of mustard   

Method
1. Cook the quinoa as per packet instructions and set aside

2. Cook the broad beans in a saucepan of water, bringing it to the boil before adding the beans. Make sure you have removed them from their pods! Cook for about 2 to 3 minutes, drain and then place into a bowl of cold water

3. Double pod them by removing the tender green beans from the thicker skin by gently squeezing the bean

4. Toss all of the mint, dill, fennel, pepper, and pomegranate in a bowl, add the broad beans and pumpkin seeds mixing everything together

5. Add in the quinoa ensuring it’s well distributed amongst the other ingredients

6. Mix all of the dressing ingredients together in a jug and drizzle over the salad before tossing it one last time

7. Enjoy on a warm June evening with a cold glass of Muscadet

Recipe published in Feast, issue 06.

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