Prep & Cooking time: 15-20minutes
Notes: This recipe contains: Vitamin A, B-Vitamins, Vitamins C & K, protein, fibre, calcium, iron, phosphorus, potassium, manganese, no added sugar and is low in salt and fats!
This dip/spread is has a wonderful fresh and zesty flavour that is absolutely delicious…feel free to adapt it with some of our suggestions below. 🙂
- Broad beans are also known as ‘fava’ beans. In the UK these beans are normally in season during June-August; don’t worry, you can still buy frozen varieties that are just as nutritious!
NB: To find out when your favourite fruits and vegetables are currently in season, check out this link!
360g Frozen broad beans
100g Baby spinach
20g Fresh parsley
100g White onion
4g Garlic clove
1 Lemon (Zest & Juice)
120g Plain soya yoghurt (unsweetened)
10ml Olive oil
Salt & ground black pepper
If you’re a fan of using the FSA traffic light system, this is another one of our dips that gets green lights all the way!
This recipe is great for those leading a healthier lifestyle. 🙂
Place a small saucepan full of cold water over a medium heat. Bring to the boil. Add the beans. Reduce to a simmer. Cover with a lid. Cook for 3-6 minutes or until tender. Drain. Allow to cool slightly.
Wash the spinach and allow it to drain (if applicable). Wash, dry and gently rip the parsley into half. Peel and dice the onion. Peel and finely grate the garlic. Wash, finely zest and then juice the lemon.
Place the beans, yoghurt, parsley, onion, garlic, lemon zest and juice, oil and as much spinach as you can push into a food processor. Season it with some salt and black pepper to taste. Pulse and blend until the mixture starts breaking down; feed the remaining spinach into the food processor’s feed tube. Pour in the water. Blend until combined.
The mixture will be ‘chunky’. Taste and season as necessary.
Remove and transfer the mixture into a resealable container.
Serve as a dip or sandwich spread.
NB: Refrigerate in a resealable container; consume within 3 days.
- Add a little more oil and some pine nuts…and you’ll have yourself another fun and tasty vegan pesto flavour!
- Swap the lemon for lime and add a little ground coriander for more of a ‘Mexican-inspired’ taste.
- Substitute the broad beans for soya beans; our broad beans were cheaper to source!
- When making this recipe, you may prefer to push the beans out of their skins prior to processing however, by doing this you will reduce the fibre content of this dip/spread. NB: Broad beans and spinach are both a great source of insoluble fibre!