Spring is finally here and, if you’re lucky as we have been this week, you’ll find fresh broad beans and peas…. so we planned to prepare this easy and quick salad to better taste the flavour and the crispy texture of these spring vegetables.
In Copenhagen, we found the fresh broad beans at Cà – Cucina Take Away (Rebekkavej 49, Hellerup 2900)
INGREDIENTS for 4 people:
800 gr fresh pea pods
800 gr fresh broad bean pods
2 tender celery sticks, finely sliced
1 leek, peeled and finely sliced
3-4 tablespoons of extra vergine oil
fresh pecorino, to taste
fresh mint leaves
salt, pepper, balsamic vinegar, to taste
Break the top of each pod (peas and broad beans) and with your thumb, running along the seam. Open the pod and take out the peas and beans.
If the broad beans are medium sized remove the waxy outer coating. You don’t need to cut it off if the broad beans are small and tender.
Rinse the peas and the broad beans.
In a bowl, or a large serving plate, pour the peas and beans. Then add the celery and leek, finely sliced. Finish with pecorino, finely sliced, and mint leaves. Season with extra virgin olive oil, salt, pepper and balsamic vinegar.