This open, bruschetta-like sandwich can be thrown together in a flash for a quick lunch, light dinner, or a starter for a casual dinner party with friends.
300 g podded fresh broad beans
200 g green beans
3 heaped tbsp fresh pesto
1 large ciabatta loaf, split through the centre, then in half again to give 4 pieces
1 tbsp olive oil, for drizzling
2 garlic cloves, squashed
140 g light cream cheese
4 slices prosciutto
70 g bag rocket
- Heat a medium-sized pan of water until boiling, and heat a chargrill pan over a high heat. Add the broad beans and green beans to the boiling water. Cook for 2 mins or until just tender, then drain and remove the broad bean skins, if you like. Mix the vegetables with the pesto.
- Meanwhile, drizzle the cut side of the ciabatta with a little oil, then rub with the squashed garlic. Place, oiled-side down, in the chargrill pan. Toast until grill lines appear – about 2 mins.
- 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.