This simple and delicious dish pairs wonderfully with fish or lamb or is stellar on it's own.


2 pounds of fava beans

Cook in boiling water for 1 minute or so and then cool in ice water. Drain and pop the beans out of their skins.

In a heavy saucepan heat:

1 TB olive oil or butter


2 small spring onions, trimmed and sliced crosswise.

Cook over medium heat until soft, about 4 minutes. Add peeled fava beans.  and

1 small green garlic, trimmed and sliced crosswise


Pour enough water to come up 1/4 inch in the pan. Bring to a boil and then turn down to a simmer. Cook for 4 minutes or until fava beans are tender. Add:

2 TB olive oil or butter

2 TS choppped parsley

Swirl to combine. Season to taste.

recipe from Alice Water's "The Art of Simple Food"