Fava Bean Salad

Fava Beans

Hard to believe there’s a frost warning tonight. It’s a stutter step Spring, one that I’m sure has confounded more than a few Virginia farmers. But even though it doesn’t feel like May, I’ve still got Spring produce on the brain. I’ve been longing for some favas for weeks now.

Finally after a lucky Mother’s Day trip to Kroger, I had my bounty – a huge mess of favas that would very quickly be reduced to a quarter of its original size and then, not long after that, nothing at all. But the tedium of fava prep is one of my favorites. Busy the hands, free the mind. Soon you’ll be eating Spring’s tastiest bean.

Fava Bean Salad

Fava Bean Salad

Ingredients

1 lb. Favas; shelled, blanched, and shelled again
1 Tablespoon Mint, chopped
1 Tablespoon Parsley, chopped
1 Green Onion, sliced thin
2 handfulls Mixed greens
1 Teaspoon Lemon Zest
Juice of 1/2 Lemon
1 Tablespoon Olive Oil
Salt and Pepper to taste

Parmesan to taste

Directions

Combine ingredients! Season, taste, season. Use a veggie peeler to shave Parmesan on top. You’re done!

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