Healthy Summer Snacks: Broad Bean Dip Recipe
Looking for a healthy summer snack? Look no further than this broad bean dip recipe. A similar texture to hummus but using the fresh flavours of broad beans, dill, lemon and black pepper with a splash of olive oil, it's completely delicious. It works really well as a healthy snack and is perfect for summertime. Serve with crisps, crudites or I like to make homemade flatbreads and pile it high on top of them, even adding some parma ham to make it into a light lunch.
Broad beans grow in a long chunky seed pod and you have to split it open and pop them out. They then each have an extra casing on them that I normally remove when cooking as a side dish or to put in salads, however, when making this dip I leave them whole as it's added fibre which is so good for you. We have loads of broad beans in the garden right now so they are compulsory eating and I am making as many things with them as possible but this easy dip recipe has to be my favourite.
Are broad beans good for you?
Broad Beans are full of fibre and other nutrients and make an excellent vegetable source of protein. They contain Vitamin A, C, D, B-6 AND B-12 PLUS iron, calcium and magnesium. If you're trying to eat less meat or just wanting some healthy snacks to have around at times of need, a broad bean dip is a handy thing to have in the fridge! And this broad bean dip is such a quick and easy recipe to make, it is ready in 5 minutes.
So if you're wondering what to make with broad beans, read on and get ready to dip.
How to make Broad Bean Dip
250g broad beans (roughly 1.5 cups)
2 Tbsp fresh chopped dill
1/2 lemon juice
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
Place everything into a food processor and blend until smooth. Transfer to a dish and grab your dip vehicle of choice. It's that easy! You can experiment with different herbs too if you like, this broad bean dip recipe also tastes great with mint instead of dill.
Do you have any other broad bean recipes you like to make? Please comment below and tell me if so, I have an insane amount of these things to get through and love a new recipe! Or if you're on the look out for other food inspiration, check out my summer meals blog posts here.