[quote=QSis]Now THAT looks wonderful, Ishbel!
I'm thinking that broad beans are Fava beans, right? What are puy lentils? Do they come fresh, canned, dried? Whichever, I know I would love this salad. Even if I just used favas.
Broad beans are fat, kidney shaped beans and they have pods with a 'furry' inside to them! I'm not sure if they are the same as fava beans.
Puy lentils are sold dried. They have a brownish, greenish, khaki colour. For a while, the lentils became a rather overdone food in posh restaurants over here. Thank goodness that seems to have died away recently! They have a distinctive taste and add something special to this salad.
Edited to add: Yes, fava and broad are the same bean! Found this site with a photo of puy lentils http://www.foodsubs.com/Lentils.html