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Fresh Fava Beans with Pecorino Cheese


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Fresh Fava Beans with Pecorino Cheese


  • Prep Time : 10 min
  • Cook Time : 10 min
  • Ready Time : 20 min




  • 3 pounds fresh, young fava beans (about 2 cups)
  • 1 cup diced pecorino cheese
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Salt to taste
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste


1 Shell fava beans and discard the pods. Parboil the fava beans in boiling water, about 5 minutes. Cool and pop them out of their skins.
2 Just before serving, spoon the fava beans and pecorino into a bowl. Drizzle with the extra virgin olive oil and add salt and pepper, to taste.
3 Spoon into serving bowls or cups.

Source: Judy Zeidler

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2 Responses to Fresh Fava Beans with Pecorino Cheese

  1. avatar says: Damirano

    Where do you get kosher pecorino cheese?

    Also, can you really de-pod and de-skin three pounds of favas in 10 minutes, including boiling and cooling time? I think you should re-time this one.

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