Beans on toast seems to be a thing throughout the UK and although the idea sounds delicious canned baked beans are just not something I eat. But then I came across Jamie Oliver's recipe, which featured fava beans and peas, and I thought why not try it.
Posh Beans on toast can be enjoyed as a healthy snack, appetizer or even light lunch. Beans are a wonderful source of protein and if eaten without bread this recipe is a delicious low-carb option.
Posh Beans on Toast
(adapted from Jamie Oliver)
1 green onion
4 cherry tomatoes, quarterd
extra virgin olive oil
1 bunch of fresh mint, minced
1 cup frozen fava beans
1/2 cup frozen peas
1 clove of garlic
4 slices of bread, toasted and rubbed with garlic clove
Finely slice the spring onion, and place the green pieces in a large bowl. Add the tomatoes along with 6 tablespoons of oil, the zest from half the lemon and most of the juice. Season with salt and pepper, and set aside.
Place the fava beans and peas into a pot of boiling salted water, then blanch for 2 minutes. Using a slotted spoon, transfer the beans and peas to the bowl of green onions and tomatoes. Add the mint and toss well to combine.
Pile the mixtures onto the toasted bread and serve.