A great way to use early broad beans

Makes 4-6 toasts

2 handfuls (around 180g) podded broad beans

1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

1-2 tablespoons oil

Finely chopped clove of garlic

Salt and black pepper to taste

Finely chopped soft young thyme leaves

4-6 slices of toasted bread, butter and chives to serve

Steam the beans for 3-5 minutes. Whizz in a food processor with the remaining ingredients.

Pile warm or cold, onto lightly buttered hot toast and scatter with snipped chives.

Tip: Try the broad bean puree as a side dish with salads or grilled meats.

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