Well that’s the last of the 2014 broad beans from the freezer. The ones we’ve planted this season at the plot at Hamiltonhill are just poking their noses through now. As always, we’ve sown the beans that were given to us by Manolo, a retired muleteer from Galaroza, Sierra de Huelva, Spain. In the the Sierra the beans are planted at the back end and ready for harvesting in March or April. With this last batch I’ve made some hummus.
BROAD BEAN HUMMUS
Cooked broad beans with the outer skin removed
Garlic (red skinned preferably)
Blend together with a mortar and pestle or in an electric blender.
Manolo’s crop of broad beans growing at his “huerta” in Galaroza. Photo: Jan Nimmo ©