Pea and Broad Bean ‘Houmous’

This is a dip made by Edward using 5Acre broad beans. Check out the recipe here:

Pea and broad bean dip

Thanks Edward! What do you do with your broad beans? I ate mine lightly steam with olive oil and salt. Simple and delish ūüôā Send your ideas, recipes and photos to 5acrefarmblog(at)gmail<dot>com,




Byesar (broad bean dip)



Byesar using 5Acre dried broad beans.¬†I had to put this up because it’s nice and quick for me to post! Oh my, this was delicious. According to my partner “this is the best dip I’ve tasted in yonks’, ha ha. It was lovely to have with toasted sourdough before dinner.

I must say, it was a little time consuming for how much it made in the end (a small bowl), so next time I would at least double the quantities. The time consuming part was popping the skins off each individual bean after they were cooked. I sat down and popped away whilst my son ate dinner.

Broad beans soaking

5Acre Broad beans soaking





Watch this space…..I will posting amazing recipes such as Charlotte’s beetroot and chocolate ice cream, lettuce, spring onion and cheese tart and¬†saut√©ed¬†spring greens with eggy rice……

A take on Jamie Oliver’s Italian Style Beans

Charlotte made some slow cooked broad beans, ‘Jamie Oliver’ style…….. “I made Jamie Oliver’s Italian style beans & added chorizo (we ate cold with pittas, homemade houmous, olives and feta for tea”. Sounds so good!

Jamie recommends butter, borlotti, cannellini, butter or zolfini beans as you can see in the bottom photo. However, if you don’t mind the texture of the broad bean (a bit more fibrous), then these beans are great, full of fibre and very healthy.

A take on Jamie Oliver's Italian Style Beans

¬†Charlotte’s take on Jamie Oliver’s Italian Style Beans

Jamie Oliver's Italian Style Bean recipe
Jamie Oliver’s Italian Style Bean recipe

I made them myself and had them as a side dish to a lovely grilled zucchini, garlic and chilli linguine. Perfect and filling.

If you have any other ideas, recipes and/or photos of your 5Acre veg, send them through to 5acrefarmblog(at)gmail(dot>com.