Broad Beans

Broad Bean Pate

By the wlr team

The humble broad bean makes a low calorie vegetarian alternative to meat pate that's just as full of flavour and super-healthy. Make the consistency a bit looser for a delicious dip. 

  • Recipe makes: 8 servings
  • Prep time:
    1 min
  • Cook time: 8 mins
  • Calories: 192
    per serving


  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1 lemon
  • 900g broad breans (weighed without pod)
  • 2 tsp cumin seeds, ground
  • 2 tsp coriander seeds, ground
  • 4 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp turmeric


  1. Peel and crush the garlic. Half and juice the lemon.
  2. Bring a pan of water to the boil, then cook the beans for 5 minutes or until tender. Drain & reserve the cooking liquid.
  3. Place the beans and spices in a liquidiser and blend for 30 seconds.
  4. Add the lemon juice and garlic, then add a little of the reserved liquid until a thick puree is formed.
  5. Gradually stir in the oil a little at a time, until the desired thickness of pâté is reached.
  6. Season to taste and serve with crudités or bread and a sprinkle of turmeric.
Nutrition information per serving
Calories (kcal)192
Carbohydrate (g)15.8
Fat (g)8.4
Protein (g)9.6
Fibre (g)7.7
Alcohol (g)0.0
Fruit & Veg1.7

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