Fava Bean and Pecorino Salad

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READY IN: 27mins
Recipe by English_Rose

A taste of summer Italian-style is on offer here in this simple but effective recipe.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion, finely sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 1 fresh red chile, de-seeded and finely chopped
  • 8 ounces fava beans, blanched and shelled
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • salt & freshly ground black pepper
  • 4 tablespoons of fresh mint, finely chopped
  • 3 12 ounces pecorino cheese, shaved
  • 3 12 ounces mixed salad greens
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 slice country bread, to serve


  1. Heat 1 tbsp olive oil in a frying pan. Fry the onion, garlic and chili until fragrant. Add fava beans and lemon juice. Season with salt and freshly ground pepper and fry briefly.
  2. Remove the pan from the heat and add the mint and Pecorino cheese, tossing together.
  3. Toss the salad leaves with remaining olive oil and the balsamic vinegar and place on a serving dish. Top with the broad bean mixture. Serve at once with slices of country bread.

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