This is just the easiest, most delicious, healthiest and beautiful bean salad there ever was. So lovely, I just had to share.


  • 500g broad beans (in their pods)
  • 2-3 large tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 spring onion, thinly sliced
  • zest and juice of 1/2 lemon
  • a handful of parsley, chopped
  • a drizzle of olive oil
  • season to taste

First, remove the beans from their pods –  I think this is one of the most satisfying of culinary tasks.

Next, steam the beans for about 5 minutes. Run them (in a sieve) under a cold tap then remove the tough skins, to reveal the bright green loveliness beneath.

Combine with the other ingredients – and enjoy!

SHOULD SERVE 2-3, but I ate them all by myself.