7 Things to Make with Fava Beans

Last Updated July 07, 2017
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Fava Bruschetta, from edible Silicon Valley

Someone once told me that fava beans tasted like buttered grass. What sounds gross is actually genius, as you'll see in hese recipes for fava beans. Did you know you can eat the leaves, too? What an amazing plant!

Fava Bean Puree with Chicory

During the spring, you will find fresh, green fava beans in the produce department of our local stores or farmers’ markets. Serve them as a side dish tossed with a little butter, olive oil, salt and...

Lemon Risotto with Fresh Fava Beans

This recipe is adapted from Anna Thomas’s book, Vegan Vegetarian Omnivore: Dinner for Everyone at the table (W.W. Norton & Company 2016). If you can get your hands on fava beans, by all means do. If...

Fresh Fava Beans and Peas with Shallots, Mint, Pancetta & Angel Hair

“If you see fava beans at a farm stand, grab them. (They’re much fresher than their grocery-store kin.),” writes Susie Middleton in Fresh from the Farm (Taunton Press, 2014). “Grab a few fresh...

Fresh Fava Beans with Feta and Mint

Also known as broad beans, fava beans are cool-season crops planted in the fall. A pound of fava pods will yield about a cup of beans, depending on their size.

Ignacio Mattos’s Grilled Favas

Ignacio Mattos’s Grilled Favas
Fire up the grill! Roasted fava beans liven up any dinner.

Bruschetta di Fava

Bruschetta di Fava
The perfect appetizer or side dish to ignite your Italian cravings, courtesy of Chef Giuseppe Sarubbi of VIA UNO.

Fava Leaf Salad with Citrus, Feta and Walnuts

fave leaf salad recipe from Garden Betty's Linda Ly
Weeks before the first fava beans appear in the garden or at the farmers’ market, there’s a surer sign of spring: fava greens. Many people overlook the silvery-green foliage in favor of the pods,...
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