My husband is a mushy pea hater (I mean a serious hater; if they accidentally end up on his plate he has to move them on to mine before eating.) So imagine my surprise when he told me we were having his take on mushy peas with dinner one evening and served this. These beans are now a firm favourite and I've served it to everyone from my 6 month old to dinner party guests.
Serves 2 big and 2 small people
300g frozen broad beans
2 tbsp olive oil
Juice of 1 lemon
A handful of fresh mint (or 1 tsp mint sauce)
1 tbsp mint sauce
Seasoning to taste
Put the beans in boiling water. Bring back to the boil and cook for three minutes. Drain.
Add the beans and all the other ingredients into a blender and blitz until it reaches your desired consistency.
I think this works better a bit chunkier but if you are feeding to a baby you might want to make it more of a purée. It works just fine without salt but you might want to add some if feeding adults.
You can serve this hot straight after preparing, but they also work really well as a cold dip.