Fava bean

A tan flat bean which looks like an overgrown lima bean. The large pod is inedible, unless very young. Habas are dried fava beans with the skins removed.


Plural:

Fava beans

Season:

available year-round

How to select:

Available dried, canned or fresh. Choose fresh fava beans that are not bulding with beans.

How to prepare:

Blanch them first to remove the tough, inedible outer shell.

Matches well with:

bacon, butter, cilantro, cream, garlic, ham, leeks, lemon, mushrooms, olive oil, parsley, Pecorino cheese, rosemary, sage, salt, savory, spinach, thyme, vinaigrette

Substitutions:

fava beans = baby lima beans = soybeans

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