fava beans

Fresh Spring Fava Bean Recipes

Great recipes with fava beans, before they're gone!
May 12, 2012 3:02 pm

Get fresh fava beans while they're in season, and you'll be rewarded with one of the most delicious and beloved seasonal ingredients in the culinary world. We've rounded up our favorite recipes, from simple to ...Voltaggio. Hit the farmers market, fill up a giant bag and try your hand at these fava bean recipes before they magically turn into tomato and corn recipes. It's only a matter of time.  

Fava Bean Falafel Recipe

Falafel with fava beans instead of chick peas
May 11, 2012 4:01 pm
falafel with fava beans
Photo: Alibaba

Spring is the perfect time to sub in abundant, seasonal fava beans for all your legume needs. Like chickpeas, fava beans make a delicious purée, and, when dried and reconstituted, an equally delicious falafel. Because they're similar in texture, fava beans and chickpeas can usually be substituted for each other.

Purea Di Fave Con Cicorica Recipe

This fava bean purée is homestyle perfection
May 4, 2012 5:01 pm
fava bean puree
Photo: Alibaba

You’ll need to get dried fava beans for this staple of Puglia cuisine. Puglia is the heel of the boot of the Italian peninsula and the home of my occasional photographer boss and dear friend Laura Sciacovelli, whom I thank especially for this exquisite recipe, many more will come from this amazing region of Italy. 

Fava Bean Scafata Recipe

A recipe for cooking fava beans just like a Roman
May 2, 2012 4:01 pm
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Photo: Alibaba

Scafata is a typical dish from the Italian region of Umbria made with fava beans, Swiss chard and bacon (or guanciale, if you can find it). A delicious, nutritious and pretty inventive recipe after the jump.

Fava Beans With Bacon Recipe

A simple Roman recipe for fresh spring fava beans
May 1, 2012 4:01 pm
fava bean recipes
Photo: Alibaba

It's springtime, and favas are or will soon be popping up in gardens, restaurants and farmers markets across the country. Even total beginners to seasonal cooking can make fave e pancetta, or fava beans with pancetta (or bacon), a super-easy dish of fava beans with bacon and onions.

On Fava Beans In The Spring

Fava beans are in session, ready for a lesson?
May 1, 2012 4:01 pm
fava beans

It's springtime, and tender, delicious fava beans are (or will soon be) coming into season. Roman correspondent Alibaba brings us up to date on some of the strange history around the ancient legume, and we'll be running his super-simple recipes all week. Viva la fava! (Jump straight to a fava beans and bacon recipe.)


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