It's been a while, I know. I wont bore you with the details ;)
We had about a million broad beans growing in our vegie patch.......ok, one million might be stretching it....but it was close!
What to make?, what to make? They can be a little fiddly the ol' broad bean but I think they are spectacular! Pod them the day before or whenever you have time. Boil them for about 5 minutes, cool slightly and then take the tough outer skins off. This part can be done a couple of hours before serving too - just keep them covered in the fridge.
approx 1kg broad beans (once podded you will need about 300 - 350g)
mint leaves (optional)
toasted pine nuts (optional)
sea salt and freshly grinded black pepper
how to make your broad bean and haloumi salad
Put some oil in a frying pan and place over a mid to high heat. Cut your haloumi into your desired shape. When oil is ready place your haloumi and brown for a minute or so, turn over and brown the other side. Take off the heat and add the broad beans that have had the tough outer skins taken off. Warm through. Add a handfull of torn basil leaves and 1 or 2 mint leaves if you have them.Add a good dash of sea salt and freshly grinded black pepper. Toss gently. Once plated add a little drizzle of extra virgin olive oil and some toasted pine nuts, if using.