Any leftover houmous from this summery lunch dish will keep well covered in the fridge for up to three days and make a great snack with toasted pittas
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It’s tricky to pick the best as the outer skin gives no indication as to the quality of the bean. Don’t worry about discolouring; even a black pod could have quality beans inside. When buying, go for slender ones – big, fat bumps in the pod tend to hold big, fat dried beans inside. If you are shelling broad beans, don’t lick your fingers – it’s a very nasty bitter taste.