If you are looking for how to cook broad beans on google, I think you are at the right place. Because in this article, I will instruct you on how to prepare and cook broad beans properly at home.

1. How To Pick Good Broad Beans Pods?

Broad beans are typically sold fresh in pods and sold dry or canned in seeds. So if you’re buying fresh broad beans, check and look for broad bean pods that are firm, filled, and have a bright green color. Avoid buying pods that are shriveled or over-bulging.

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2. How To Cook Broad Beans on Stovetop


  • 10 to 12 broad beans pods (about 500g)
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of oil
  • 1 teaspoon of black pepper
  • 4 cloves garlic, peeled and minced
  • 1 liter of water


Step 1: Remove the broad beans from the outer pods; you just need to use a small knife to make a vertical slit of the broad beans and open it

Step 2: Put a pot on the stove, add water and cook over high heat. When the water boils, add the beans and boil them for 2 minutes.

Step 3: Take out the beans and put them in a bowl of ice water, then gently squeeze them with your hands to remove the outer tough skin. Now you can eat them if want.

Step 4: Put olive oil and garlic in a frying pan over low heat. When the garlic is crispy and golden, add broad beans over medium heat and sauté for about 1 minute. Add salt and pepper to taste then turn off the heat. Serve

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3. How To Cook Broad Beans in Microwave

If you’re in a hurry and don’t have time to cook your broad beans on the stovetop, you can cook them in the microwave.


  • 8 broad beans pods
  • 1 bowl of ice water


Step 1: Remove the broad beans from the outer pods.

Step 2: Put your broad beans into a microwave-safe dish and add water so that the beans are covered.

Step 3: Cook on high for 4 minutes, or until the beans are tender. Once cooked, transfer beans into the ice water

Step 4: Finally, drain any excess water and squeeze gently to take out the beans from the waxy outer skin. Serve immediately.

4. What To Do With Cooked Broad Beans?

Toss the cooked broad beans with fresh vegetables like cherry tomatoes, cucumbers, bell peppers, and herbs. Drizzle with olive oil, lemon juice, salt, and pepper for a refreshing salad.

Blend the cooked broad beans with garlic, lemon juice, tahini, olive oil, and spices like cumin and paprika to make a flavorful broad bean dip. Serve it with pita bread or fresh vegetables.

Add cooked broad beans to your favorite pasta dish. They work well with creamy sauces or tomato-based sauces. Combine them with cooked pasta, garlic, olive oil, Parmesan cheese, and fresh herbs for a simple and tasty pasta meal.

Incorporate cooked broad beans into a hearty stew or soup. Combine them with other vegetables, such as carrots, celery, onions, and potatoes, along with vegetable or chicken broth. Season with herbs and spices of your choice.

Sauté cooked broad beans with garlic and olive oil until heated through. Season with salt, pepper, and herbs like thyme or rosemary. They make a great side dish for grilled meats or roasted vegetables.

Mash the cooked broad beans with garlic, lemon juice, olive oil, and salt for a flavorful bean mash. Serve it as a side dish or spread it on toasted bread as a tasty bruschetta topping.

Now, you know how to cook broad beans that taste good. I hope the instructions in the article will help you make successful broad bean recipes at home. Good luck

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Julia Jane is a home cook inspired by her mother's cooking. With the desire to share my cooking experiences with everyone, she created this website

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