This time of year is when fresh fava beans come out at all the farmer’s markets.
If you’re up for the task, go ahead and try some fresh, take them out of the pods, blanch and then peel the skin off the fava beans. Otherwise look for skinned fava beans in the freezer if all else fails use shelled shelled edamame or even peas.
Fava beans are a rich source of many nutrients. They are high in fiber, protein, thiamin, vitamin K, vitamin B-6, potassium, copper, selenium, zinc and magnesium. Do you need more reasons to give this recipe a try?