Broad Bean, Pea & Lemon Salad With Bocconcini

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Serves 8 Prep Time 10 minutes   Cook Time 7 minutes   Rated:

This is an absolutely stunning salad; it looks beautiful, it tastes amazing and it is very impressive for a dinner party. I just love it, hoping you will, too.

I have only ever had good feedback with this one, and in fact some people are surprised by how simple yet delicious it is. I guess it comes down to the quality of your ingredients. So go for the best bocconcini, but I am all for frozen peas and broad beans, despite them getting a bad wrap on some poncy cooking shows, but seriously, for this recipe? PERFECT. I do suggest you peel the broad beans though, much prettier and a better end result!

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Need

  • 1 Litre water
  • 200 Grams frozen or fresh peas
  • 400 Grams broad beans
  • 2 Litres iced water in large bowl
  • Handfuls each basil, mint, flat-leaf parsley
  • Finely grated zest and juice of 1 lemon
  • 30 Grams Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) BUY
  • ½ Bunches chives, chopped
  • Pink Salt Flakes and pepper to taste BUY
  • 8 baby mozzarella (bocconcini), coarsely torn

Do

1  

Place water into Thermomix bowl and bring to the boil 8 min/Varoma/ speed 3.

2  

Blanch vegetables by placing into steamer dish and tray. Set steamer into position and steam 7 min/Varoma/speed 3.

3  

Remove vegetables and plunge into iced water immediately. Skin broad beans if desired.

4  

Dry Thermomix bowl and place herbs into bowl and chop 3 sec/speed 6.

5  

Add lemon juice, EVOO and seasoning and blend 3/sec/speed 4.

6  

Toss together with all remaining ingredients, drizzle with extra EVOO and serve with crusty bread.

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