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Mark Hix recipes: Our chef adds green beans to prawn salad, samosas...and even hummus

Fresh, nutritious and endlessly versatile, a few green beans make a snack into a feast
Prawn and green bean salad is a dead-simple salad to prepare

Mark Hix recipe: Prawn and green bean salad

Serves 4
Mark's broad bean hummus is a great alternative to the traditional hummus most people buy from the supermarket

Mark Hix recipe: Broad bean hummus

Serves 4-6
Summer pasta fagioli is a summery, meaty version of the classic Italian pasta dish that normally uses cannellini or borlotti

Mark Hix recipe: Summer pasta fagioli

Serves 4
You can serve summer vegetable samosas as a starter or as canapés

Mark Hix recipe: Summer vegetable samosas

Makes about 20
Razor clams with bath chaps and garlic scapes
Inspired by Korea: Black garlic and bone marrow toasts
Blackened plaice with tomato and coriander salsa
Veal chop with roasted new season Elephant garlic

Mark Hix recipes: Our chef cooks with garlic - from seafood-friendly stalks to leaves that are perfect for a purée

Mark Hix is lucky enough to live near South West Garlic Farm, which sells several different varieties, along with specialities such as scapes

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