Fava bean

Pronounced: FAH-vuh

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.


Fava beans


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


fava beans = baby lima beans = soybeans

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