Nigel Slater Broad bean and dill hummus

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Nigel Slater Broad bean and dill hummus
Nigel Slater Broad bean and dill hummus

Nigel Slater Broad bean and dill hummus Grünes

YIELD: Serves 2-3 as a dip with bread

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Recipe for a fresh-tasting alternative to hummus, full of gentle green flavours from broad beans and dill. Scoop it up with pitta or crusty bread or for carnivores serve it with ham.


  • 800 grams broad beans in their pods; about 270 grams shelled
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 small lemon, the juice
  • 8 – 10 grams fresh dill, a small handful, chopped
  • salt and pepper to taste

  • crusty or pita bread


modified by Ulrike Westphal from:
Nigel Slater in The Observer


  1. Put a pan of water on to boil. Pod the beans then drop them into the boiling water. Cook them for 7-9 minutes till tender.
  2. Drain them and pop them out of their thin, grey-green skins. Blitz them to a thick puree in a food processor. Pour in the olive oil, add the lemon and dill and a grinding of salt and pepper. Process until the mixture is smooth and bright green. Scrape into a dish, then pour over a little olive oil.

total time: 30 minutes
preparation time:15 minutes
cook/baking time: 10 minutes

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11 thoughts on “Nigel Slater Broad bean and dill hummus

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  3. Susan

    Where I live broad beans (fava) are not easily attained … this looks so fresh and green, though! I will be looking a bit harder after seeing your summery spread!

  4. melonpan

    Das sieht echt lecker aus, ich stell mir das gerade auf frisch gegrilltem Chiabattabrot vor *yummy*

    Achja ich schnöker gerade durch alle Teilnehmerblogs…Ich freue mich schon so auf das FoodBloggerCamp Berlin und darauf euch anderen Foodblogger kennen zulernen und sich aus zu tauschen *aufgeregt ist* Wir sehen uns…
    Liebe Grüße

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  6. Kim

    Beans are such a favorite of mine! I’ve never made a broad bean hummus, but I know that I would love this served on bread or with crackers and/or with veggies. Looks wonderful!


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