Broad Bean & Feta Dip and Broad Bean Pod Fritters

Jun 24, 2022

An extremely fresh dip that’s perfect for a summer BBQ!

Prep 20 min | Cook 3 min → Serves 2


  • 100g of peeled beans (which equates to around 600g of broad beans picked from the Rectory Farm fields or 230g of the beans still in the shell!)
  • 75g feta cheese
  • 4 mint leaves
  • ½ tsp lemon
  • ½ tsp honey
  • 1 tbsp olive or rapeseed oil
  • Zest of ¼ lemon
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Open up the broad bean pods. Place the beans in one bowl and the pods in a separate bowl. 
  2. Boil some water and pop the beans into the pan.
  3. Cook for 3 minutes before draining and washing with cold water.
  4. Peel the green part of the bean out of the shell and place into a bowl or blender.
  5. Once all the beans have been peeled and placed into the bowl, add the feta, lemon juice, oil, mint, honey and lemon zest. 
  6. Blend all the ingredients together into a smooth paste and then season to taste with salt and pepper.

Broad Bean Pod Fritters

Prep 10 min | Cook 10 min


Here’s a great way to use up those pods!


  • The pods from your broad beans
  • Milk
  • Flour
  • Seasonings: Salt, Pepper, Paprika and Chilli flakes
  • Cooking oil


  1. Pour your cooking oil into a frying pan till it’s an inch deep and turn onto a medium heat. This is to shallow fry the fritters.
  2. Mix together the flour and seasonings in a bowl.
  3. Add the milk into a separate bowl.
  4. Place a broad bean pod into flour, then milk, then flour again until well coated.
  5. Repeat with as many pods as you would like.
  6. Add the coated pods into the hot oil being careful that you don’t burn yourself.
  7. Cook until they become golden brown.
  8. Enjoy!