Green Risotto with Fava Beans
I can't stress enough how much better this is if it is stirred constantly. If one arm gets tired, switch arms. Taste the rice for doneness before serving. Nothing worse than a plate of crunchy risotto. Try it, and you will find it is well worth it!
Jacy's Middle-Eastern Fava Bean Stew
This is called 'Middle-Eastern' fava bean stew and not 'Moroccan' because I have also borrowed flavors from my Lebanese roots. This stew came to me on a Saturday afternoon when we were desperately low on groceries and had no meat in the freezer. The first time my carnivorous partner tried it, he honestly thought it contained meat. I have made this many times, and he devours it with relish! To make this dish completely vegetarian/vegan, omit the anchovies. Serve with steamed basmati rice, couscous or bulgur.
Grilled Fava Beans
Many people don't know what to do with fava beans, but they are extremely versatile. They shine in salads, pastas, and on pizzas. Here we're grilling whole pods until the skin is charred and the beans inside are just tender.
Meze Fava Beans
Fava beans sauteed with onions. A traditional Turkish dish. Served at room temperature with garlic yogurt.
Tuscan Fava Bean and Orecchiette Pasta Salad
We really love the texture, hardiness and earthiness of the fava beans, however, butter beans or large lima beans may be substituted.
Asturian Beans with Clams
A typical dish from Asturias, Spain. The best way to eat beans!
Vegan Fava Bean Salad
So I had some vegan friends over for a late night soiree and had to get a little creative with what I had. This simple, healthy salad was a hit.
Pasta with Baby Broccoli and Beans
Tuscan vegetarian comfort food. Omit the cheese to make it vegan.
Buddha Bowl Power Menu
Build up your power menu with this Buddha bowl -- a nutritious meal filled with protein from fava beans, Swiss cheese, egg, peas, and yogurt, plus tons of extras including cinnamon energy bites served with a blueberry drink.
Roasted Kohlrabi, Golden Beet, and Fava Bean Salad
Golden beets and kohlrabi are two veggies that call out to me from the produce section whenever they come into season.
Fava Bean Dip (Foul Mudammas)
A Mediterranean-style dip that is made from fava beans instead of chickpeas. It has a smooth, delicious flavor that will turn any bean dip lover into an instant fan. Can be used as a dip for pita bread, spelt chips, vegetables, or as a sandwich spread.
Easy Mediterranean Pasta
This fusion dish is quick and easy. It combines some classic ingredients from the lovely Mediterranean region with a Middle Eastern touch. This simple recipe is perfect hot or cold for summer evenings.
Estofat de Quaresma (Catalan Vegetable Stew)
This is a favorite in different parts of Catalunya during Quaresma (Lent) among the Roman Catholics. Traditionally a meat dish that is easily adapted to fish or vegetables, estofat de Quaresma translates to Lenten Stew created for the pre-Easter period in which the faithful abstain from meat. My grandmother used a hint of fresh rosemary for a more aromatic scent that tempted the palate.
Easy Fava Bean Salad
Just tear off pieces of warm pita bread and scoop up this delicious Middle Eastern salad.
Fava Beans in Tahini Sauce
A delicious recipe I learned from an Egyptian friend. If you don't want a strong garlic taste, feel free to cook the garlic with the onion. You can stuff this mixture into a pita, add a dollop of plain yogurt, and enjoy!
Scrumptious Spring Soup
This recipe goes back to the 16th century and if it's been around for so long, it must be good. Actually, it's more than that, it's awesomely good! The soup is made with a variety of fresh spring produce and ground veal. If you can't find the fresh ingredients or don't feel like shucking peas you can use them frozen. If you want to make a vegetarian dish, omit the veal and pancetta and replace the meat broth with a vegetable broth.
Fava Bean Breakfast Spread
A deliciously seasoned fava bean, onion, and tomato dip recipe! Traditionally served with pita bread for breakfast in Egypt.
Vegetarian Pumpkin Spinach Chili
This easy chili is unique and delicious. It has the added bonuses of iron, vitamin A, and protein. It's also completely vegetarian!
Fava Bean Hummus with Smoked Trout
A quick and easy favorite. This recipe features flaky smoked trout, creamy fava bean hummus, and topped with just a touch of tart pickled red onion.
Fresh Fava Beans with Hibiscus Salt and Mint
When fava beans are in season and abundant, here's a quick way to prepare and serve them without having to remove the peel. Mint is a natural complement for favas, and subtle floral hibiscus salt is a perfect seasoning. Use leftover cooked favas in composed salads, like salade Nicoise.
This is a delicious and simple Middle Eastern dish that's very easy to make. You can get a can of cooked fava beans in any Middle Eastern store. Serve with pita bread.
Besara (Egyptian Fava Bean Soup)
Ful beans, broad beans, or fava beans, the name depends on your region, pureed into a delicious and hearty soup that is vegan to boot.
This is a typical dish of southern Italy. Swordfish is marinated in a lemon and oil mixture, then fried and cooked with fava (broad) beans and white wine.