Fava Bean Salad with Mint, Mustard Greens & Parmesan

By • August 23, 2011 • 1 Comments



Author Notes: I am fairly obsessed with fresh beans and like using them in salads. With the addition of lemon, mint and parmesan, these little beans sing in your mouth. Super fresh and vibrant. While they are fairly labor intensive they are well worth it.
Nicole Franzen

Serves 2

  • 2 pounds of fresh fava beans
  • 1/2 of a lemon
  • fresh mint
  • mustard or mesclun greens
  • parmesan cheese
  • sea salt & pepper
  • olive oil
  1. Remove fava beans from their pods. Bring a pot of water to a boil and add a pinch of salt. Add fava beans and cook till tender about 3-4 minutes. Shock fava beans in an ice water bath. Allow to cool then remove the outer shell of the fava bean. You will see the bright, vibrant green bean. In a bowl mix the juice of half a lemon, olive oil, sea salt and pepper. In a bowl add a few handfuls of greens, mix in fava beans, leaves of fresh mint, parmesan cheese, and dressing. Toss well and serve.
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about 3 years ago Sagegreen

Thanks for this recipe. We have a small window of getting fresh fava beans here.