beans, Tomato

Broad Bean, Red Onion + Caper Salad

Return to This Week’s Menu

Broad Bean, Red Onion + Caper Salad

Serves 4  | Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 5 minutes

Packed with fiber and protein. Broad beans (aka fava beans) are a good alternative to other beans you may be accustomed too. I encourage you to get the fresh ones during the early and late parts of the spring. 

Ingredients

  • 1 red onion
  • 2, 15.5oz cans broad beans (or any legume you choose)
  • 2 cups baby tomatoes, halved
  • 2 tablespoons mint, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon sherry vinegar or fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon capers
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Chef Tips

Preparation

Step 1

Begin by lightly boiling the beans in a pan of salted boiling water, they should take around 3 minutes to cook. Once tender, remove from the heat, drain and then run under cold water to cool them down.

Step 2

Next, prepare the onions and tomatoes and adding them to a mixing bowl along with the remaining ingredients. Add in the cooled beans and then give everything a good stir to combine all the flavors.

Step 3

Taste for seasoning before adding salt and pepper as the capers can be quite salty.

Step 4

Delicious as a side salad or maybe on some toasted sourdough.