This Burrata with Broad Bean and Almond Pesto Recipe serves as a light lunch or as an addition to a table of salads for starters.
5 Mins EasyServes 4
300g podded peas
300g fresh broad beans
Fresh mint, roughly chopped
Extra virgin olive oil
Sourdough, to serve
For the pesto
320g fresh broad beans
50g blanched whole almonds (set some aside for plating)
20g picked basil leaves
10g picked mint leaves
½ lemon, zested
½ clove of garlic
130ml extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
For the pesto, start by podding the broad beans. Blanch them for 90 seconds in boiling salted water, then refresh them in iced water before peeling off the skins. Blitz the beans with all the other pesto ingredients except for the oil in a food processor. Once blended to a rough paste, add the oil in a slow stream. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
Bring a pan of salted water to the boil. Cook the peas until tender. Refresh them in iced water, then set aside. Blanch the broad beans in the same water for 1 minute, then refresh them in iced water. Once cooled, remove their skins and place in a bowl with the peas. Dress the peas and broad beans with some roughly chopped mint, olive oil, salt and pepper to taste.
When ready to serve, drain the burrata on kitchen paper and grate some lemon zest over them. Place a generous spoon of pesto on the plate. Top this with the dressed peas and broad beans, followed by the burrata. Sprinkle over the reserved almonds, and drizzle with olive oil. Serve with a thick slice of toasted sourdough.
This Burrata with Broad Bean and Almond Pesto Recipe combines creamy burrata with a vibrant almond pesto for a simple yet luxurious-looking dish that serves as a light lunch or as an addition to a table of salads for starters.
“This recipe is by my son Sammy who’s an excellent cook. I am proud to support all the staff of Sobell House for the essential care they offer people in the most challenging circumstances”.
About this recipe
This Burrata with Broad Bean and Almond Pesto Recipe is from Food & Wellness: The Sobell House Vegetarian Cook Book.
Published to raise awareness and funds for the hospice, Sobell House’s second cookbook is a collection of over 30 stories and recipes from a wide range of celebrities and local chefs. All the recipes in this book are vegetarian, and many are also vegan.
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