Broad Bean, Goats Cheese, Mint and Lime Dip

You wouldn’t believe the timing I had with this dip. After the hour it took me to put it together, Tyler walks in and tells me that our lovely neighbours have some of our friends (with their new baby girl) downstairs with them in the sun. Sunglasses and beer in hand, we headed downstairs with my immaculately plated dip. Geez, I must look like a stepford wife sometimes.

Broadbean Dip1

Life is not always this beautiful though if the truth was to be told. I really do appreciate leftovers during the week.  It’s a pathetic treat to not have to cook. Oh and take away! How that gets my heart racing. The fattening consequences of course are not ideal but any time that I don’t have to think of a meal midweek is like heaven.

Broadbean Dip2

Don’t get me wrong, I love cooking. I spend most of my Sunday cooking and cleaning for the week ahead. I am definitely a planner. Such as making a giant batch of this dip next time and then freezing it into 10 portions so I can eat this dip EVERY day. Not kidding.

Broadbean Dip3

Okay, the broadbeans were a bit annoying to peel but I did it in front of the tv on the Sunday afternoon whilst watching a horrible midday movie. Ah, the simple things. All there is to do after that is smoosh them into a paste with a bunch of other yummy ingredients.

Broadbean Dip4

I had a loaf of sour dough bread laying around that I desperately didn’t want to waste. I cut it into odd pieces and baked it with garlic, flaked sea salt and olive oil. Seriously incredible flavour and it cost me nothing! Obviously I paid for the bread, but otherwise it would have gone in the bin. Or in the ducks tummy down the park. I love watching those little guys.

Broadbean Dip5

I also road tested this dip with carrot and cucumber sticks – another match made in heaven.

Follow my lead. . .


  • 500g bag frozen broad beans
  • 280g goats feta cheese
  • 1 clove garlic
  • ¼ cup mint leaves
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 2 tsp flaked salt
  • Juice 1 lime
  • 1 tbsp cold water (if it needs it)
  • 10 second crack of black pepper (weird I know)
  1. Place the broad beans into a heatproof bowl and cover with boiling water for 4 minutes. Drain and cover with cold water. Drain again and peel off the tough outer skin.
  2. Using a food processor, place the broad beans, feta, garlic, mint, olive oil, salt, lime juice and black pepper into the processing bowl and pulse or blend until it forms a smooth and consistent paste, approximately 60 seconds.
  3. Serve with a drizzle of olive oil and sour dough chips or carrot sticks.
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42 Responses to Broad Bean, Goats Cheese, Mint and Lime Dip

  1. Stepford wife indeed ;) This is gorgeous and I bet your neighbours were thrilled!

  2. I love the sound of these ingredients together, lovely and smooth yet refreshing.

  3. Love broad beans! This is as good as hummus!

  4. mmm love the sound of the broad beans in this dip!

  5. YUMMM. I never get sick of bread and dip, especially when it’s broad bean dip. Because it’s gorgeous.

  6. Hotly Spiced says:

    The dip is such a pretty colour. I love the look of it and the flavours must be wonderful. How incredible was your timing! Yes, peeling broad beans is a chore but so worth it xx

  7. Johanna GGG says:

    there is that tension with food that I want to share and eat it and I also want to have lots still to offer round and have for later. your olive oil swirl is truly beautiful (or should I say stepford wives) – glad you had something yummy to offer and enjoy with friends

  8. Asmita says:

    What a gorgeous combination of flavors! Love it!

  9. Broad beans are among my favorite foods, but I only make them once when they’re in season because they are such a pain to peel. I’ve never seen them frozen though, I’m gonna look for them! I could eat this dip every day for a month, and still want to keep on eating it!

  10. Would it be okay if I used this for my Halloween party and called it Monster Dip? Hehe… It looks tasty, the green just is kinda halloweeny!

  11. trishie says:

    Such a delicious looking and sounding dip! Love the colour too

  12. Haha, talk about perfect timing! Will probably take me a while before I look like a Stepford wife ;) And I’m exactly the same way as you, I like cooking but the less I have to do it the better. Leftovers rock! This looks delicious, with all the bread I have in my freezer, I could use a good dip recipe :)

  13. I’m loving all the flavors in this dip! So summery. Yum :)

  14. Daniela says:

    What an inspiring, delightful looking dish, Cass, I really admire your creativity.
    Ah, before I forget- love the comparison with the Stepford wifes :)

  15. Natalie says:

    MMM the dip looks fabulous! Love the lime in it.

  16. CCU says:

    Such a summery and delicious dip, so much flavour :D


  17. This dip looks so pretty and I bet it’s very tasty, too. I hear you about sometimes just not wanting to have to cook during the week :-) Even though I like to cook, sometimes you just want someone else to do it for you!

  18. laurasmess says:

    This honestly sounds AMAZING. I love all of the flavours in this dip and often make them into a salad, but I’ve never thought to blend everything into a dip. Yum! Love the fact that you were able to bless your neighbours too. Domestic goddess, you! Perfect timing :) x

  19. What a fabulous dip, love the flavor combination

  20. Oh, I want to make this right away. I love favas / broadbeans, and am always looking for new ways to use them. I’m so, so glad I saw this!! Pinning it right now :-)

  21. YUM! I love dips- this sounds like a fantastic flavour combo :)

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