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Omelette with Broad Bean Tops

If you grow your own veg you want to get the most out of every crop you plant and this dish gives you a way of getting another meal from your broad beans from a part of the plant you may not have considered.  If you don’t grow your own you can substitute with baby leaves of spinach, chard or even pea shoots that you can but nowadays at the supermarket.  If you don’t want to make an omelette the broad bean tops are great used in a stir- fry

Broad bean tops are really a gardeners treat.  They are delicious and taste leafy and beany both at the same time – something that will probably only make sense when you eat them! Plus which if you do pinch them out it not only decreases the chance of getting bad infestations of blackfly to which broad beans are prone in summer, but it concentrates the plants energy into the beans and pods themselves rather than struggling to grow taller.  It’s a win-win! Continue reading