Prep 20 mins
Cook 25 mins
Fava beans are not often found on menus and in my opinion are very under rated. When cooked properly they are delicious and offer a nice change from our regular veggies. There are many ways you can enjoy them I just threw this recipe together last night and served them with new carrots, minted peas and peppered prawns. In addition try adding a chopped leek to the stir fry.
- 2 cups cooked peeled fava beans
- 1 teaspoon lite olive oil
- 1⁄2 cup sweet onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1⁄2 cup fresh tomato, chopped
- 1 teaspoon hot pepper flakes (optional) or 1 fresh jalapeno pepper, chopped (optional)
- 2 teaspoons chopped parsley (for garnish) (optional)
- Shell the fava beans and boil in lightly salted water for about 6 minutes.
- Cool the beans in cold water and remove outer skin on each bean (If you are using canned beans omit these first steps and go right to the next one).
- Place fava beans in a well buttered heatproof dish (for vegan use a veggie oil spray to coat the dish).
- Saute onion, garlic & tomato in the oil (add hot peppers if using) until just soft.
- Pour over the beans & cover with foil.
- Bake in 350F degrees oven for 15 minutes.
- Remove foil, sprinkle with parmesan cheese.
- Bake under broiler for a few min until cheese is golden.
- You may wish to mix some bread crumbs with the parmesan or use buttered crumbs as a topping.
- Do whatever appeals to your taste buds!
I used soy parmesan and this was quite tasty.
I bought my first fresh favas at the market this morning. I happened to have almost all the ingredients for this recipe on hand including leeks. I used pickled jalapeno instead of fresh and a touch of cilantro instead of parsley. I used freshly ground parmesan. Yum!
I had a can of favas in the pantry and this recipe sounded easy yet tasty! It was a hit! I did mix panko with the parmesan for a bit of crunch as suggested in one review. Other than that, no changes. Thanks Bergy for another tasty and healthy recipe.