5 Simple And Delicious Ways To Eat Fava Beans

fava bean recipesFava beans are in season and boy are they delicious. They’re also fun to work with; I just love popping them out of their pillowy pods even though it’s a bit tedious! Contrary to popular belief, you don’t have to eat these giant fresh-tasting beans with human meat and a nice chianti–there are a whole bunch of ways to consume Favas.

Here are 5 Fava bean recipes I plan on trying within the next week:

1) Fava Beans And Asparagus Over Polenta feb6a4be88ac8cb3_DSC_0006.preview

The asparagus and favas add color to the polenta and the polenta adds comfort to the veggies. This is such a nice and well rounded meal. Must make asap. via YumSugar

2) Grilled Fava Beans 

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One of the best qualities of legumes is how uncomplicated they are. This recipe only needs three ingredients. Simplicity is everything! via 101 Cookbooks

3) Spring Fava Bean Salad
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Just the other day, I combined fava beans with herbs (dill and parsley) and was so delighted by their combination, that I’ll try anything to make that happen again. This salad is a more ornate version of the dish I made. via Cooking Minette

4) Fava Bean And Goat Cheese Dip with Radishes
mld106937_0411_radish_vertI audibly moaned thinking about how good this dip will be. Radishes are one of my favorite foods and I’m excited to try them with something new. I bet this dip would make a good condiment for sandwiches as well. via Martha Stewart 

5) Fava Bean and Fresh Fennel Soupfava-fennel-2

I can’t imagine a more delicious sounding soup for the transitioning seasons. Yum!! via Fat Free Vegan

Photos: Shutterstock, Pinterest

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    • Kaitlin Reilly

      Ha! Glad you made the Silence of the Lambs joke so I didn’t feel weird for that being my only fava bean reference point. The recipes look great! I’m pretty sure I’ve never had a fava bean in my life so it’d be fun to try them out.

    • Lindsey Conklin

      #1 and #4 I am definitely making. I LOVE GOAT CHEESE. looks so delicious

      • Kaitlin Reilly

        I would put goat cheese on anything.