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Bressingham Warm Bean Salad


For 4 Person(s)

Bressingham warm bean salad

  • 200 g whole dried fava beans
  • 150 g crumbly cheese (Hawkstone, Caerphilly, feta or Wensleydale)
  • generous handful of fresh herbs (e.g. basil or coriander)
  • 200 g cherry tomatoes
  • olive oil
  • vinegar
  • salt and pepper to taste


Soak the beans overnight. Rinse and boil for 40 minutes then rinse again (this washes out the tannins in the skin for a more delicate flavour). Heat the beans in a little water and mash lightly with a fork.

Crumble up the cheese and fold into the warm beans – it should melt a little but hold its shape. Tear up the herbs and stir into the beans with the halved tomatoes, season and dress with a little oil and vinegar.

Serve warm.