- 175g frozen broad bean
A member of the legume family, broad beans are pretty hardy and adaptable – they grow in…
- 4 tbsp olive oil
Probably the most widely-used oil in cooking, olive oil is pressed from fresh olives. It's…
- 1 shallot, finely chopped
Related to the onion (as opposed to being a younger version of it), shallots grow in clusters at…
- 1 garlic clove, sliced
- 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, leaves removed and roughly chopped
Rosemary's intense, fragrant aroma has traditionally been paired with lamb, chicken and game…
- 8 small cooked beetroot, quartered
A favourite in 1970s British salads (cooked and pickled in vinegar), beetroot is a root…
- 140g bag mixed salad leaf
- 4 tbsp raspberry or red wine vinegar
- 2x 150g blocks feta cheese, cut into cubes
Cook the broad beans according to packet instructions, then drain and refresh them in cold water. If you’ve got the time, peel the skins off the beans with your fingers – this is a fiddly job, but it’s worth the effort because the skins can be quite tough.
Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a frying pan. Add the chopped shallot and sliced garlic and fry for a minute or two over a medium heat until pale golden. Stir in the chopped rosemary, then tip in the beetroot quarters and stir gently for 3-4 minutes, so the flavours mingle in the heat. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
Lift out the beetroot quarters and put them into a bowl together with the salad leaves. Stir the vinegar and the remaining olive oil into the pan juices, then pour over the beetroot and salad leaves. Toss gently to mix through. Finally, just before serving, toss in the broad beans and cubes of feta cheese and taste for seasoning.