Feta, mint & crushed butter bean salad

The sun is finally shining, and what better dish to serve on a gorgeous weekend than this mint, feta, butter and broad bean salad. It goes perfectly with a medium rare leg of lamb and some cous cous for dinner, or great on its own as a lunch time treat.

 

Ingredients:

1 tin of ready cooked butter beans

2 cups of frozen peas

1 cup of broad beans

200g feta cheese

1 clove of freshly crushed garlic

1 tablespoon fresh mint

3 tablespoons olive oil

the juice of 1 fresh lemon

Sea salt & freshly ground black pepper

 

Instructions:

1. Pop the butter beans and broad beans in to a pan of boiling water, and simmer for 10 minutes

2. Add in the peas and cook for a further 3 minutes

3. Drain and leave to the side

4. In the saucepan, heat the oil, and add the garlic. remove from the heat, and add the beans & peas back to the pan – crush lightly with a potato masher, leaving some whole and some nicely mushed.

5. Add in the olive oil, lemon juice, chopped mint and season well.

6. Taking a wooden spoon, carefully stir in the crumbled feta cheese, then serve in a nice big bowl for people to serve themselves from.

Enjoy – with a nice glass full of ice, a slice of cucumber and Elderflower cordial with sparkling tonic water.

 

 

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