Summer Beans on Toast

Summer Beans on Toast

It may be June, but we’re forecast for a washout. We’ve found this green take on a comforting classic to help us through the deary summer showers…


300g podded broad bean

200g green bean

4 heaped tbsp. fresh pesto

Large ciabatta, split in half through the centre, then in half again to give four pieces

Olive oil, for drizzling

2 garlic cloves, squashed

140g light cream cheese

4 slices prosciutto

70g bag rocket


  1. Heat a medium-sized pan of water until boiling, and heat a griddle pan over a high heat. Add the broad beans and green beans to the boiling water. Cook for 2 minutes or until just tender, then drain and remove the broad bean skins, if you like. Mix the vegetables with the pesto.
  2. Meanwhile, drizzle the cut side of the ciabatta with a little oil, and then rub with the squashed garlic. Place, oiled-side down, in the griddle pan. Toast until charred griddle lines appear – about 2 minutes.
  3. Place a piece of toasted ciabatta on each plate, spread with the cream cheese, then top with the pesto veg, a slice of prosciutto and a handful of rocket leaves. Drizzle with some more olive oil and serve.
Summer beans on toast with prosciutto

Check out our other light and delicious recipes we’ve shared in the past – warming Pea, Mint & Spring Onion Soup , decadent Spring Spanakopita, or simple Gnocchi with Avocado Pesto