Summer Tortilla With Beans and Peas

Serves: 2
Takes: 25 mins

Who needs summers in Spain when you can make a tortilla this good and packed full of fresh summery flavours? The fresh pop of the beans and peas in this tortilla provide a nice contrast to the silky onions and soft potatoes.

When To Eat

I recommend eating this dish from July until September.


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Name Amount KG CO2e
Chickpea Flour 80 g 0.062
Bicarbonate Of Soda 0.25 Teaspoon 0.005
Olive Oil 1 Tablespoon 0.006
Onion 1 Onion 0.001
New Potato 100 g 0.018
Broad Beans (podded) 70 g 0.078
Runner Beans 40 g 0.013
Fresh Peas (podded) 50 g 0.019
Dill 6 g 0.005
Kala Namal 0.5 Teaspoon 0.005

This meal is around 97% less polluting than the average UK meal.

  • Eating this recipe will save around 2.86 kg CO2e per person.
  • That's equivalent to the emissions produced driving 23.66km in a modern car.


  • Make your tortilla batter by whisking the flour, bicarb and salt to combine, leaving a well in the middle. Add the oil and 120 ml of water, whisking to make a smooth batter.
  • Next, heat a few glugs of olive oil in small (15-20 cm) non-stick, heavy bottomed frying pan add the onions and potatoes and cook on a medium heat for about 10 minutes until both are soft and the potatoes just being to break apart. Add a few splashes of water to help these along. Remove these from the pan and add it to the bowl of batter.
  • Add another glug of oil and toss in the veg cook for 2 -3 minutes just as they start to go bright green remove from the pan and add to the bowl of batter along with the rest of the peas and beans.
  • Add the chopped dill, reserving some for the top and kala namak (if using) to the batter and mix.
  • In the same frying pan, use a cloth to rub the remaining oil (add more if needed) over the base and sides of the pan and pour in the batter.
  • Cook the tortilla for 6-8 minutes on a medium heat. When the top starts too look cooked, flip the tortilla over (you can do this by placing a large plate on top of the pan (face down) and flip the pan whilst holding onto the plate, then sliding the tortilla from the plant and back into the pan).
  • When both sides are golden and turn out onto a plate for serving. Serve hot or cold with a salad and a side of plant-based aioli or mayo for dipping!
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