Broad bean salad with feta and mixed grains
It will probably be one of the last batches of broad beans. These were already past their prime and a bit too big for my taste. When it comes to broadbeans I find big tends to stand for ‘ not so tasty’. The best broad beans for me are the small ones, the very young ones at the beginning of the season. But peeling them twice does miracles and so that made these last broad beans good to eat. The whole salad was pretty good to eat and if you’re looking for a good and healthy lunch than try it! In the package I received last week from Kroon op t werk there was a gorgeous box full of honey tomatoes. These are so good, that you just want to keep popping them into your mouth (and thankfully there were enough in the box to do so) but they’re brilliant in a salad too.
In the meantime I will be trying to blog a little less than I have been doing for the past months. Let’s say every other day to start with. I am also running Papertravels now and a person can only do so much in any given day or week. I did a little questionaire and the outcome wasn’t really very conclusive as I think there was just about as much people that liked the daily posts and as much that would like a little less often. So I’m just gonna try and see what works best for me. If I start to get withdrawal symptoms you will soon find out… Lol..
And then… I just know you are dying to find out where I got these lovely new backgrounds from.. And I will tell you the secret. I had read somewhere (and I honestly can’t remember where) that they had bought backgrounds through Etsy at Swanky Prints and I had to go and check it out and bought quite a few new backgrounds. And that’s what you’re seeing in the pictures. Or at least two of the ones I bought. They’re vinyl and not wood and perfect! Saves a lot of space I can tell you that.
It’s not very cheap but if you live in the US it will be easier to get. If you don’t live in the US keep in mind that you will need to pay import duties and such and shipping charges too ofcourse. But I thought it was worth it. Now over to the recipe!
Broad bean salad with feta and honey tomatoes
- 75 gr mixed grains
- 1 kg of unpeeled broad beans (which will leave you about 100-200 gr of finished beans)
- 100 gr green peas
- some feta
- handful of honey tomatoes
- handful of hazelnuts
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp mango azijn
- juice of 1/2 lemon
- 1/2 tbsp of honey
- Cook the grains according to the instructions on the package, drain and leave to cool.
- Cook the broad beans for about 3 minutes together with the green peas, rinse and leave to cool. Remove the outer layer of the broad beans if you want.
- Cut the tomatoes and the radish in quarters
- Roast the hazelnuts in a thin layer of oil and leave to drain on kitchen peper.
- Put the grains and the beans together in a large bowl. Add the radish and tomatoes and stir the dressing through it.
- When you're ready to serve sprinkle with the roasted hazelnuts and crumble a bit of the feta on top.