Fava beans are a culinary highlight of spring, but double-shelling them takes time. Very young favas, though, can be eaten pod and all. Prep and Cook Time: 45 minutes.

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Recipe Summary

Makes 6 servings


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Instructions Checklist
  • Put oil and onion in a large pot over medium-high heat. Cook until fragrant, about 1 minute. Add favas, salt, sugar, and 1/4 cup water. Bring to a simmer. Cover and cook, stirring occasionally, 20 minutes.

  • Add 1/4 cup dill, cover, and cook until fava pods are tender and starting to fall apart, about 10 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 tbsp. dill and serve warm or at room temperature, with yogurt on the side.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per serving, without yogurt.

Nutrition Facts

222 calories; calories from fat 53%; protein 9.2g; fat 13g; saturated fat 1.7g; carbohydrates 24g; sodium 322mg.