Asparagus, Broad Bean Mint and Mozzarella Bruschetta
This delicious recipe puts a spin on the classic bruschetta, swapping out tomatoes and basil for asparagus, broad bean and mint.
Enjoy it as a light snack or serve up as a starter before your next family meal.
Serves: 4 as a starter or snack Prep time: 10 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes
- 300g podded and shelled broad beans
- 2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil plus an extra drizzle at the end
- 1 lemon, juiced
- A handful mint leaves, saving a few small ones back to garnish
- Salt and pepper for seasoning
- 100g British asparagus, cut in half lengthways
- 4 slices rustic white bread, such as sourdough
- 1 garlic clove, peeled but left whole
- 1 small ball (approx.150g) of buffalo mozzarella, roughly torn
What to do
- Cook the broad beans in boiling water for 2 minutes. Drain, refresh under cold water, drain again, then peel from their skins.
- Use the back of a fork to roughly crush the beans with the olive oil and lemon juice, then stir through the mint. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Cook the British asparagus in boiled salted water for 1 to 2 minutes and drain under cold water too.
- Heat a griddle pan, toast the bread on both sides, then rub with the garlic clove. Spoon some of the beans over each slice of bread, scatter over the British asparagus, mint and mozzarella and drizzle with more olive oil to serve.
Recipe courtesy of British Asparagus
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