Bruschetta with crushed broad beans

Category: Main meal, Starter/snack | Serves: 2

Prep time: 10 minutes | Cooking time: 10 minutes


4 slices of ciabatta bread or baguette

1 small clove garlic, halved

175g (6oz) frozen broad beans (or frozen peas)

25g (1oz) low-fat soft cheese (3% fat)

2 tbsp plain fromage frais

1–2 tsp finely chopped fresh mint leaves (optional)

Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  1. Cook broad beans in a small pan of boiling water for about 5 minutes or until tender (3-4 minutes if using peas). Drain, refresh in cold water; drain again.
  2. Slip each bean out of its outer grey skin; discard skins (you can skip this step if using peas). Crush broad beans or peas in a bowl; set aside briefly to cool, if necessary. Stir in soft cheese, fromage frais and mint (if using). Season with black pepper.
  3. Preheat grill to medium-high. Lightly toast bread slices on both sides. While still hot, rub garlic halves over one side of each piece of toast.
  4. Pile the topping mixture evenly on to the garlicky side of the toast slices. Serve immediately, allowing two slices per person.


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